Nexans Skagerrak heads to Visayas Mindanao Interconnection
cable laying vessel, Nexans
heading towards Philippines to install Visayas
The vessel will install two lengths of 92 kilometres submarine cable to
link the Visayas and Mindanao grids.
National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) launched the Mindanao-Visayas
Interconnection Project (MVIP)
to connect the three power grids of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao into one
unified national grid.
Nexans was awarded a turnkey contract for the submarine link of the Visayas
The contract value amounts to approximately €100 million and includes
manufacturing, delivery and installation of 350 kV high voltage direct
current mass-impregnated (MI) submarine cable in water depth up to 650
scheduled to complete by the end of November 2020. At the completion of
the proposed link, all three major Philippine islands will create one grid
and ensure the sharing of energy sources across the network.