Wind Energy – U.S.A.
Nexans has received the first order under the frame agreement to manufacture approximately 110km of high voltage subsea cables to South Fork Wind, a joint venture between Ørsted and Eversource.
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 clean energy to power 70,000 homes annually.
The historic project will be the New York state’s first offshore wind farm and will play a key role in reaching the state’s clean energy goals. Construction will start in 2022.
The HVAC cables will be manufactured at Nexans’ newly transformed subsea high voltage plant in Charleston, South Carolina, the only plant in the U.S. capable of manufacturing high voltage subsea cables. It is a critical part of building out the strategic supply chain for offshore wind industry in the U.S.