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Nexans builds 110km submarine power cable for the United States

January 12, 2022

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Nexans, a submarine power cable manufacturer, has received an order to manufacture a high-voltage submarine cable of approximately 110km from Ørsted and Eversource joint venture South Fork Wind.

The 3-phase 138kV High Voltage Alternative Current (HVAC) submarine export cable is integrated with two fiber optic cables to deliver 132 MW of power to Long Island, NY.

Located 35 miles off Montauk Point, New York, the 132 MW Southfolk Wind Power Plant caters to East Hampton’s energy needs and produces enough electricity to power 70,000 households annually.

This project will be New York’s first offshore wind farm. Construction will begin in 2022.

In December 2019, Nexans and Ørsted Wind Power North America LLC signed an export cable framework agreement, providing the opportunity to supply up to 1,000 km of high-voltage submarine cables in the United States by 2027. Orders for the South Fork Wind Farm will be delivered under this agreement. Details regarding the value of the contract are not shared.

HVAC cables will be manufactured at Nexans’ newly modified submarine high voltage plant in Charleston, South Carolina. According to Nexans, it is the only plant in the United States that can manufacture high-voltage submarine cables.

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https://www.oedigital.com/news/493416-nexans-to-build-110km-subsea-power-cable-for-u-s-offshore-wind-farm Nexans builds 110km submarine power cable for the United States

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