Nexans Wins 100 Million Euros Power Cable contract for the London Array
Project, the World's Largest Offshore Wind Farm

PARIS, Dec. 14 /CNW/ - Nexans, the worldwide leader in the cable industry, has won a contract worth approximately 100 million Euros to design, manufacture and supply the high voltage (HV) subsea power export cables that will connect the London Array wind farm to the UK grid.

The London Array wind farm is being installed on a 233 km(2) site located around 20 km off the UK coast, in the Thames Estuary. Construction is taking place in two phases: the first phase of 630 MW, consisting of 175 turbines, is expected to be completed and generating in 2012; the future second phase will add capacity to bring the total to 1,000 MW and will supply enough power for around 750,000 UK homes.

The power export cable contract comprises the design, manufacture and supply of four 150 kV XLPE submarine power cables to be laid in parallel, each 53 to 54 km in length. Nexans will deliver two of the cables in 2011, and two in 2012, all being delivered in single continuous lengths from Nexans' factory in Halden. The cables will also incorporate fibre optic elements manufactured at the Nexans factory in Rognan, Norway. In addition, the contract also includes the cable accessories such as repair joints and terminations.

The offshore wind farm market: a great potential for growth

Over the past four years, Nexans' share of the offshore wind farm market has tripled in size. In this market, Nexans offers complete turnkey solutions for its clients, from manufacturing in its specialized production unit based in Norway to installation using advanced, dedicated systems designed in-house.

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