Nexans Grabs Floating Wind Farm Cable Contract from Statoil

Statoil has awarded Nexans the contract to supply static and dynamic cabling and associated accessories for the world’s first floating wind farm.

Following the initial Norway demo, Statoil has awarded Nexans a new contract worth approximately EUR 10.2 million to service the Hywind Scotland Pilot Park wind farm. Nexans will deliver cables to the site, located 30km off the coast of Aberdeenshire.

The offshore cable systems will be tested, sealed off, prepared for pull-in and delivered in individual lengths ready for installation. The cables will be tested and manufactured at Nexans’ specialized facility in Halden, Norway, before completing delivery by the end of 2017.

The pilot 30MW floating farm will be made up of five wind turbine generators connected through an inter-array cable network before feeding into a single export cable carrying energy back to land in Peterhead, Scotland.

Dirk Steinbrink, Senior Executive Vice President High Voltage & Underwater Cable Business Group at Nexans said, “This project is a great example of Nexans pioneering alternative offshore wind design, extending the options for renewable energy generation. The contract establishes Nexans as leaders in offshore wind innovation by designing specialist cables for both the initial pilot project and the Hywind Pilot Park. We are proud to be able to support Statoil as it helps the Scottish government realize its commitment to 100% renewable energy by 2020.”

The Hywind project will generate green energy to power roughly 20,000 homes, and will lead the way to developing larger floating wind farms in other areas after an initial two-year testing period.

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