A contract for the testing and terminations of inter-array cables and offshore substation topside on the GodeWind 3 and Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farms in Germany has been secured. The contract was awarded by Prysmian Powerlink to Correll Group through its Electrical Engineering Division.
The project will be executed in three phases. Thus, they will immediately commence the first phase involving PCC extension cable installation on the Gode Wind 3 substation. The second phase will focus on the converter station operated by grid operator TenneT. It will directly connect to the 900 MW Borkum Riffgrund 3 wind farm.
The final stage is slated for early 2024. It will involve the termination and testing of inter-array, high-voltage. This is as well as fibre optic cables on the wind turbines, offshore substations, and converter stations of both wind farms.
Prysmian Powerlink Collaborates with Correll Group’s Electrical Engineering Division for GodeWind 3 and Borkum Riffgrund 3 Projects in Germany
The 242 MW Gode Wind 3 and 900 MW Borkum Riffgrund 3 wind farms are developed and owned by Danish renewable energy leader Ørsted Wind Power A/S.
In July 2021, Ørsted awarded Prysmian a contract for the design, supply, termination, and testing of inter-array cables for these two projects. Additionally, Boskalis will be responsible for the installation at the offshore construction site.
Positioned 60 kilometres apart in the German North Sea and in close proximity to Ørsted’s existing Borkum Riffgrund 1 & 2 and Gode Wind 1 & 2 wind farms, the GodeWind 3 and Borkum Riffgrund 3 projects will consist of 106 Siemens Gamesa SG 11.0-200 DD wind turbines and one offshore substation.
Together, they will have a combined capacity of 1.14 GW. Thus, they will provide clean energy to nearly 1.2 million homes annually.
The Correll Group has been actively involved in significant offshore wind projects across Europe in recent months. In May, Prysmian contracted the British firm for the pull-in and installation of HVAC export cables.
This was the offshore substation platform for the Calvados offshore wind project in France. A month later, the Correll Group signed contracts with Asso Subsea and DEME Offshore, respectively. The project further demonstrates its presence in the industry.