Published: 02 February 2007 02 February 2007
Nexans has signed a contract worth around € 7 million with Canadian Renewable Energy Corporation (CREC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Canadian Hydro Developers Inc., to design, manufacture and supply a high-voltage submarine power cable for the Wolfe Island Wind Project, near Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
The 7.8 km long cable will be the world's first 3-core XLPE submarine cable to achieve a voltage rating of 245 kV. Construction is scheduled to commence in spring of 2007, with commercial operation expected in October 2008. The Nexans cable will be laid on the bottom of the St Lawrence River, at a maximum water depth of 23 meter. The cable will be produced at the Nexans factory in Halden, Norway and should be delivered in May 2008.