Nexans to take part in the Carbon Trust's Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) program in the UK. Within this program
Nexans aims to expand the development of its new 66kV 3-core submarine inter-array cables and accelerate their time to market. The funding allocated to Nexans, worth around € 165,000 will be used by the group to further develop the cable offer for commercial use in offshore wind farms by the end of 2015. Nexans has already started to develop 66kV copper conductor inter-array cables and associated 66kV connectors. It will complete the qualification program within a few months. As part of the agreement with the OWA, Nexans will also qualify its 66kV dry design aluminum conductor inter-array cables in order to accelerate the commercialisation of the full range of 66kV inter-array cables systems. The OWA was formed by the Carbon Trust with the aim of reducing the costs associated with offshore wind energy.