Published: 09 January 2019 09 January 2019
Nexans has just completed a project to provide a 16 km 132 kilovolt (kV) underground grid connection for SP Energy Networks for the 88MW Kype Muir wind farm in Scotland. The company provided the 16 km underground cable connection required to link the new 132 / 33 kV SP Energy Networks substation at the Kype Muir site with the existing Coalburn 400 / 132 kV grid substation.
The provided services included design, manufacture, and delivery of the cable, civil works (excluding duct installation), cable laying, design and supply of the cable accessories, jointing and commissioning. Nexans has supplied a total of around 50 km of cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) insulated cable with an aluminium conductor and an aluminium welded sheath. The accessories include six FEV outdoor terminations and 60 cross-bonding joints with associated link boxes.