Nexans secures second cable contract with Revolution Wind

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 22/09/2022 Nexans
Nexans announced the finalisation of a second U.S.-based contract with Ørsted and Eversource which includes the supply the export cable system for Revolution Wind.

It is the second delivery under Nexans’ framework agreement to supply Ørsted and Eversource in the US and follows an announcement in March that the firm secured a the cable installation contract for Revolution Wind.
Nexans Aurora will be deployed for the installation using its 75-ton special design cable capstan and 10,000-ton cable payload capacity. The Export Cable Framework Agreement was signed in December 2019 between Orsted Wind Power North America LLC and Nexans.

“Establishing our footprint in the United States and furthering our commitment to the U.S. offshore wind industry is at the core of our business operations. We have made several investments to deliver subsea transmission cables that are manufactured and installed in America, and the partnership with Ørsted and Eversource is the first step in bolstering supply chains with strong, local partners. We are committed to pushing the boundaries of what is possible as innovation is crucial to meet the needs of a territory as large as the United States. Closely aligning with our mission to electrify the future, Nexans is proud to support this important work in the clean energy sector and expedite our journey to net zero,"
said Ragnhild Katteland, Nexans’ Executive Vice President, Subsea & Land Systems.


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Revolution project will be built in federal waters approximately 17.4 nautical miles (20 statute miles) south of Rhode Island and is expected to provide electricity to up to 350,000 homes in Connecticut and Rhode Island.  The export cable would make landfall at Quonset Point in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, and would interconnect to the electric transmission system via the existing Davisville Substation, which is owned and operated by National Grid, located in North Kingstown, Rhode Island.

The project would include the construction and operation of an offshore wind project with a total capacity of up to 880 MW. It would consist of installation of up to 100 turbines, up to two offshore substations and up to two export cables, monopile foundations for turbines, and monopile and jacket foundations for the offshore substations.


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