Connecting the Rentel windfarm

The Rentel offshore windfarm is located in the North Sea, approximately 34 kilometers off the Belgian coastline. Thanks to the link, which reaches land close to Zeebrugge, the renewable energy project will contribute to the efforts that are being made to meet Belgium’s environmental objectives for 2020.

One goal for the country is to increase the share of renewable energy to 13 percent of the total energy production. The project also supports the European Union’s environmental targets for 2020. The energy transmitted from the offshore windfarm allows for a greener Belgium as it is capable of providing enough electricity to meet the needs of around 300,000 households.

We designed, manufactured and installed the approximately 40 kilometer long extruded three-core 220 kV (kilovolt) AC (alternating current) submarine cable system. The system connects the windfarm to the shore with a transmission capacity of around 300 MW (megawatts).

The major part of the installation was performed using our state-of-the-art cable-laying vessel NKT Victoria, and the nearshore part was conducted using a cable-laying barge. All cable-laying operations were performed successfully. 

Cable system design and engineering of 41.5 km 3-core HVAC submarine XLPE cable

40 km

A turnkey 220 kV AC cable system with a 309 MW power rating

2016 - 2018

Rentel NV

The North Sea, off the coast of Belgium



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