Athens, 31 August 2023
Hellenic Cables, the cables segment of Cenergy Holdings, has recently signed a contract with DEME Offshore, a leading offshore energy contractor for the supply of inter-array cables for the Eoliennes en mer Dieppe Le Tréport (EMDT), an offshore wind farm in France, located off the coast in the English Channel, which is expected to be commissioned in 2026. The EMDT OWF is a joint venture between Ocean Winds, Sumitomo Corporation and la Banque des Territoires.
Hellenic Cables has been entrusted with the responsibility of designing, manufacturing, and supplying the 66kV inter-array cables and associated accessories that will interconnect the wind turbines and connect them to the offshore substation. The scope of supply involves approximately 120km of 66kV inter-array cables with XLPE insulation. Manufacturing operations are scheduled to take place at the state-of-the-art factory of Hellenic Cables in Corinth, Greece commencing in 2025, with delivery expected to take place in the second semester of 2025.
With a total installed power of 496MW, the offshore wind farm is located 15km off the city of Le Tréport and 17km off the city of Dieppe. Its 62 wind turbines will supply electricity every year to 850,000 people, which is equivalent to 2/3 of the inhabitants of the Seine-Maritime department, or more than all the inhabitants of the Somme department.
Philip Scheers, Business Unit Director Cables at DEME Offshore, said: “DEME Offshore and Hellenic Cables have already established a fruitful collaboration on several large-scale offshore wind projects. With our combined expertise and commitment to excellence, we look forward to delivering this project safely and successfully.”
Alexis Alexiou, CEO of Cenergy Holdings highlighted: “Hellenic Cables is very pleased that it has been selected to manufacture and supply the inter-array cables that will energize the Eoliennes en mer Dieppe Le Tréport Offshore Wind farm. Together with Deme, we will deliver this important project safely and efficiently and support the path to a sustainable future.”
DEME (Euronext Brussels: DEME) is a leading contractor in the fields of offshore energy, environmental remediation, dredging and marine infrastructure. DEME also engages in concessions activities in offshore wind, marine infrastructure, green hydrogen, and deep-sea mineral harvesting. The company can build on more than 145 years of experience and is a front runner in innovation and new technologies. DEME’s vision is to work towards a sustainable future by offering solutions for global challenges: a rising sea level, a growing population, the reduction of emissions, polluted rivers and soils and the scarcity of mineral resources. DEME can rely on about 5,000 highly skilled professionals and operates one of the largest and most technologically advanced fleets in the world.
Hellenic Cables is one of the largest cable producers in Europe, manufacturing power and telecom cables as well as submarine cables for various industries, including offshore wind and utilities, as well as undertaking turnkey power transmission and distribution projects. Through its fully owned subsidiary Fulgor, Hellenic Cables operates its submarine cables plant in Corinth, Greece, where the production and testing of some of the longest submarine cable lengths without factory joints on a worldwide basis is empowered by the Company’s state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. Since 2012, Hellenic Cables has implemented a EUR 350 million-investment plan for the production of high and extra high-voltage submarine cables at Corinth plant. Hellenic Cables represents the cable production segment of Cenergy Holdings SA. For further information, please visit Hellenic Cables website at www.hellenic-cables.com.
Cenergy Holdings is a Belgian holding company listed on both Euronext Brussels and Athens Stock Exchange, investing in leading industrial companies, focusing on the growing global demand of energy transfer, renewables and data transmission. The Cenergy Holdings portfolio consists of Corinth Pipeworks S.A. and Hellenic Cables S.A., companies positioned at the forefront of their respective high growth sectors. Hellenic Cables S.A. is one of the largest cable producers in Europe, manufacturing power and telecom cables as well as submarine cables. Corinth Pipeworks is a world leader in steel pipe manufacturing for the energy sector and major producer of steel hollow sections for the construction sector. For more information, please visit our website at www.cenergyholdings.com.