• 11/04/2012
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Nexans Wins Contract for Northwind Offshore Wind Farm

57 km of 245 kV subsea cable will connect Belwind Phase 2 to Northwind and then on to landfall at Zeebrugge, Belgium.

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ENGINEERINGNET.EU -- The French cable producer Nexans has won a contract worth more than 50 million euros to supply a total of 57 km of high-voltage subsea power export cables to the Northwind wind farm in the North Sea.

The project comprises 14 km of cable to connect Northwind with another farm, Belwind Phase 2, together with a further 43 km of cable that will transfer a total of 381MW produced by both wind farms to the onshore grid connection at Zeebrugge.

The Northwind wind farm will comprise 72 wind turbines, summing up to a total of 216MW installed capacity. The power will be delivered to the Belgian electricity network at the Elia HV connection station in Zeebrugge.

The subsea cables will be manufactured at Nexans’ specialized facility in Halden, Norway. They will also include two fiber optic elements, manufactured in the Rognan plant, to enable data communications, control and monitoring for the power transmission system.

“Following the success of our cable contract for Belwind Phase 1, we are delighted to have been awarded the contract to supply high-voltage power cable for Northwind offshore wind farms,” says Dirk Steinbrink, Executive Vice President High Voltage & Underwater Cables Business Group of Nexans.

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With an industrial presence in 40 countries and commercial activities worldwide, the French Nexans group employs 24,500 people and had sales in 2011 of 7 billion euros.