From Pioneer Developments to Standard Solutions
To cope with the tasks of the first offshore wind park project of this type and scope worldwide, the project team had to meet a variety of challenges. The only way for our installers to reach their individual workplaces at the 70 m high wind turbines was by boat, and they were often exposed to very harsh weather conditions. At times, up to 12 vessels were involved in the cable laying operation. Providing the right cable lengths for different water depths at the right time, and coordinating logistics and building progress with the other parties involved in the project, was another task successfully mastered by Nexans.
The wind park's annual power production of about 600m kW/h covers the consumption of 150,000 households. 10 rows of 8 wind turbines each are installed over a total area of 27 km². The distance between the individual turbines is 560 m. At a transformer platform, erected at the north-eastern end of the area, the collected energy is transformed to 150 kV, and transmitted onshore via a 21 km submarine cable before being fed into the network.
From pioneer developments to standard solutions: With the successful completion of the Horns Rev project, Nexans created an excellent reference for future projects in a growing, future-oriented market segment.