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Nexans to Build 110km Subsea Power Cable for U.S. Offshore Wind Farm

The 3-phase 138 kV high voltage alternative current (HVAC) subsea export cables will be integrated with two fiber-optic cables and transmit 132 MW of electricity.

January 21, 2022

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Nexans has bagged an order to manufacture approximately 110km of HV subsea cables for South Fork Wind, which is a joint venture between Ørsted and Eversource. The project will be the New York state’s first offshore wind farm of which the construction will commence this year.

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The 3-phase 138 kV high voltage alternative current (HVAC) subsea export cables will be integrated with two fiber-optic cables and transmit 132 MW of electricity to Long Island, New York. Located 35 miles offshore from Montauk Point, New York, the 132 MW South Fork Wind Farm will address East Hampton’s energy needs, producing enough electricity to power 70,000 homes annually.

In December 2019, Nexans and Ørsted Wind Power North America LLC had signed The Export Cable Framework Agreement, for the supply of HV subsea cables up to 1,000km in the U.S. by 2027. The South Fork Wind Farm order is the first project to be delivered under this agreement.

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The HVAC cables will be manufactured at Nexans’ newly transformed subsea high voltage plant in Charleston, South Carolina, which is, according to Nexans, the only plant in the U.S. capable of manufacturing high voltage subsea cables.