JDR, the global subsea umbilical supplier and servicer, owned by the TFKable Group, has been awarded a contract by Parkwind to supply, test and terminate 33kV subsea cables for the Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm in Germany.
The company will supply the 45km of 33kV array cable that will connect the 27 wind turbines. It will also provide technicians, tooling and test equipment for the testing and termination of the array cable. JDR won the contract through a competitive tender due to strong technical capabilities and breadth of offshore experience.
The project is located approximately 19km northeast of the island Rügen in the federal state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and will have a capacity of 257MW. This wind farm will be Parkwind’s fifth, bringing its operational capacity under management to over 1GW.
Wojtek Skoczylas, Chief Sales Officer at JDR comments: “The German Baltic sea is a central hub for the offshore wind industry, and we can see it going from strength to strength. Just last year, German North Sea wind farms produced more electricity in one year than ever before. So, we’re not only delighted to be a part of this growth, but we’re also proud to mark our first contract with Parkwind, providing the innovative solutions and technical expertise of our team to help deliver success for their first international offshore wind project.”
By contracting JDR for both the cable supply and the termination and testing works, Parkwind will benefit from continuity throughout the project, from manufacturing to installation, ensuring the integrity of the cables through to final commissioning and energisation.
The Electrical Package Manager at Parkwind, Luc Smismans, commented: “With JDR joining the Arcadis Ost 1 project, we have now surrounded ourselves with some of the world’s best subsea cable manufacturers to complete our wind farm. The technical strength of our suppliers has always been a strong focus to Parkwind but the particular conditions of the Baltic Sea require special attention to the design and manufacturing of the cables. Parkwind has full confidence that this will be successfully accomplished by JDR and therefore we are delighted to have them on board.”
The cables will be manufactured at JDR’s state-of-the-art facility in Hartlepool, where they will be picked up by the cable installation Contractor for installation in Germany in 2022.