Vos Prodect Innovations to deliver cable hang-off system for Belgian modular offshore grid

Engineering company Vos Prodect Innovations B.V. has been awarded a contract by Greek cable manufacturer, Hellenic Cables, for the design and delivery of sealed cable hang-off systems for a modular offshore grid (MOG) project in Belgium.

Modular Offshore Grid
The MOG is a so-called electricity plug that includes an Offshore Switchyard Platform (OSY) located about 40 kilometres off the Zeebrugge coast, to which four wind farms, Rentel, Seastar, Mermaid and Northwester 2, will be connected. It is a project by Belgian TSO Elia. Two direct submarine 220kV cables of approximately 40 km each and one 4.5 km cable via the Rentel windfarm will link the OSY platform with the Stevin substation in Zeebrugge. The estimated total investment for Elia will amount to 400 million euro. This includes also all construction works as well as the acquisition of part of the assets built by Rentel. Once the modular offshore grid is completed, planned for the third quarter of 2019, it will be owned and operated by Elia.

In August, Dredging International, part of DEME, was contracted by Elia for the submarine power cable installation for the MOG. Hellenic Cables was subcontracted by Dredging International to deliver the submarine cables.
For Vos Prodect Innovations, the cable has the biggest diameter ever for their hang-off system to handle. The contract also includes a test program for verification against project specific load and sealing requirements. These tests will be performed at the Klazienaveen premises in the Netherlands.




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