Nexans in talks for turnkey offshore wind cable project

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 10/09/2021 Nexans
Nexans has revealed that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with a 'leading developer' to supply and install onshore and offshore export cables for an offshore wind farm in the UK. The multi-million-pound deal will allow the transfer of energy from the wind farm to the grid when the project comes online in the mid-2020s.

The company stated that it will provide further details on this transaction upon completion.

Nexans has supported a number of subsea cable projects in both the offshore wind and the interconnector markets. These include projects in the Belgium, France, Denmark, Germany, Ireland and the UK.

The company recently held a naming ceremony for its flagship cable installation vessel,
Nexans Aurora, which was developed by Skipsteknisk AS from Ålesund, Norway. The vessel is 149.9 metres long, 31 metres wide with a deadweight of 17,000 tons. It can accommodate 90 crew in total. The unit will be equipped with a dedicated split turntable with 10,000 tons capacity as well as a coiling tank of 450 tons.