Nexans (Euronext: NEX) will supply medium voltage submarine cabling to the 210 MW Westermost Rough wind farm off the UK’s Yorkshire coast.

The French multinational cable manufacturer signed agreement with Westermost Rough Limited to provide around 53 km of cable, with an additional 2 km to be provided in for internal platform cabling.
Nexans subsea cable
Delivery is scheduled to begin in spring 2014.

The offshore wind farm will be constructed and subsequently operated by Westermost Rough Ltd, a subsidiary of the Danish energy company DONG Energy. Upon completion, 35 wind turbines, each with an output of 6 MW, will be located north-east of the Humber estuary in the North Sea.

The new agreement is the third call-up from the framework agreement for the delivery of up to 900 kilometres of medium-voltage submarine cables. This agreement was concluded between DONG Energy and Nexans in August 2011.

According to the agreement, the Danish contracting party can take delivery of up to 150 km of Nexans high-performance cables every year for further offshore wind farms. Previous call-ups were for the West of Duddon Sands wind farm and the Borkum Riffgrund 1 wind farm.

The three-wire medium-voltage submarine cable is VPE-insulated with a PE sheath and armouring, as well as a shield area with longitudinal and transverse waterproofing, enabling it to meet challenging underwater requirements. 

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