On December 12. 2013 Vattenfall Wind Power Ltd has awarded a contract for the supply of 30 km MVAC array subsea cables for the Kentish Flats Extension to NSW GmbH, a subsidiary of General Cable Corp. The start of production is scheduled for 2014, the commissioning of the extension of the wind farm for 2015.
The existing offshore wind farm is operated by Vattenfall. It will be extended by an additional 15 turbines, each at 3.3 MW. Kentish Flats is currently composed of thirty 3 MW turbines and is located in 5 m water depth off the north Kent coast.
Thorsten Schwarz, Senior Vice President of NSW’s shareholder General Cable and Managing Director of NSW: „We are proud that Vattenfall as one of the most reputed offshore wind farm operators has decided in favor of our proven products. As a partner to the offshore wind industry from the first hour, we have been positioning ourselves also for projects in UK and this contract just fits perfectly into our market strategy.”
Press Release, January 15, 2014; Image: vattenfall