Posted on April 26, 2023
Jan De Nul Group in partnership with Hellenic Cables has been awarded by RWE the turnkey delivery of both the export cable as well as inter-array cable systems for the Thor Project. Marked as Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm, Thor will deliver renewable energy to approximately one million Danish households.
The turnkey contract consists of two 275 kV HVAC export cables, each with an onshore length of 13 km and an offshore length of 30 km, as well as 200 km of 66 kV inter-array cables to connect the 72 different wind turbines. Hellenic Cables will design and manufacture all cables after which Jan De Nul will perform the transportation, laying and burial works.
Wouter Vermeersch, Manager Offshore Cables at Jan De Nul Group: “We are honored that RWE selected Jan De Nul in cooperation with our partner Hellenic Cables for both the export and inter-array cables packages for Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm. Our fleet of versatile vessels and cable trenching tools is ideally suited to install these cables in the challenging North Sea environment on the West coast of Denmark.”
Alexis Alexiou, CEO of Cenergy Holdings: “We are pleased to extend the successful cooperation between Hellenic Cable and Jan De Nul to support RWE in building the largest offshore wind farm in Danish waters. With more than 70 years of experience and knowledge to complete some of the most emblematic projects worldwide, we are convinced that Hellenic Cables will meet all the project requirements and contribute substantially towards Denmark’s ambitious climate targets.”
Pål Coldevin, Executive Vice President Offshore Development Nordics, Poland & Baltics at RWE Offshore Wind: “With Thor, we will massively contribute towards Denmark’s ambitious climate targets. In order to deploy this offshore project, we will rely on our track record of more than 20 years in offshore wind and on experienced suppliers, like Hellenic Cables and Jan de Nul.”
The wind farm will deliver renewable energy to about one million Danish households
With a planned capacity of more than 1,000 megawatts, Thor will be built in the Danish North Sea, approximately 22 kilometres from Thorsminde on the west coast of Jutland. Once fully operational, which is planned no later than end of 2027, Thor should be capable of producing enough green electricity to supply the equivalent of more than one million Danish households.