Nexans has announced the installation and site acceptance testing of the export cable for Ørsted and Eversource's South Fork Wind Farm in Long Island, NY, USA.
Nexans supplied and spliced the two export cable lengths running from the offshore substation to shore, performed the transition joint between the export and land cables, and installed the GIS terminations on the offshore substation. The cable was manufactured at Nexans' facility in Charleston, South Carolina and the additional work was completed through a collaborative effort of local contractors, union workers and Nexans employees. The 110km 138 kV high voltage alternative current (HVAC) subsea export cable will soon transmit 132MW of electricity to Long Island, New York, USA. The South Fork Wind Farm contract is the first to be completed within a framework agreement between Nexans and Ørsted Wind Power North America. In line with the same framework agreement, Nexans is presently manufacturing the cable for Ørsted and Eversource's Revolution Wind Farm in Rhode Island, with installation scheduled for 2024.