January 21 (Renewables Now) - Greece-based Hellenic Cables, through its subsidiary Hellenic Cables America, has been picked to supply inter-array cables for the 804-MW Mayflower offshore wind farm that will be built off Massachusetts.
The deal was awarded by Denmark’s Semco Maritime A/S, Hellenic Cables said on Monday. Under its terms, the Greek firm will design, supply, install and store around 300km of 66-kV submarine inter-array cables that will link the power plant’s turbines to the offshore substation.
The Greek manufacturer will make the cables at its factory in Corinth, Greece, expecting to complete the “continuous manufacturing” process at end-2023. The cable installation will take place around 2025.
The Mayflower offshore wind farm is developed by Shell New Energies US LLC and EDPR Offshore North America LLC (EDPR), through their joint venture Mayflower Wind Energy LLC. The project won Massachusetts’ second offshore wind tender in October 2019. To be installed south of Nantucket, the huge power plant is slated to become operational in 2025.
A joint venture (JV) formed by Denmark-based Bladt Industries A/S and Semco Maritime was earlier this month selected to construct the offshore substation for the project.