Wind Energy – U.S.A.
Nexans has won a contract with Ørsted and Eversource to install and protect the export cable link for the Revolution Wind Farm.
The project will connect the wind farm to the onshore grid and help Connecticut and Rhode Island states achieve ongoing commitments to develop offshore wind.
This will be Nexans’ first cable installation project in the U.S. as part of the frame agreement with Ørsted-Eversource.
Located more than 15 miles south of the Rhode Island coast and 32 miles southeast of the Connecticut coast, the 704 MW Revolution Wind Farm will address both states’ energy needs, delivering electricity to up to 350,000 homes in Connecticut and Rhode Island.
The Nexans Aurora will be used for the installation and is the first vessel of its kind in the offshore cable-laying sector. Its 75-ton special design cable capstan provides the market leading capacity for installation of cables in deep waters of 2,000m and beyond.
It has a 10,000-ton cable payload capacity and Nexans recently extended the Aurora’s installation capabilities, allowing simultaneous laying and protection and reaching higher depths of burial with minimal environmental impacts.
The vessel has excellent shallow water capabilities to get close to shore for cable landing operations.