Nexans 420 kV XLPE Cables Set for New Water Depths

Nexans said it has completed the final type-test to qualify its 420 kV XLPE subsea cable for installation at a world record depth of 550 meters.

The cable type-testing, carried out by Nexans Norway, is a vital preparation for a project to create a subsea power interconnector crossing Fensfjorden, a fjord close to Bergen in Norway, which is approximately 8 km wide and 526 meters at its deepest point.

The Fensfjorden project forms part of a broader plan by BKK Nett, Norway’s power company, to strengthen the electrical grid in Western Norway. This includes a new 420 kV connection between Modalen-Mongstad that will ensure a stable and reliable power supply to over 420,000 residents, businesses and industry facilities throughout the region.

Ivar Rolfstad, Nexans Project Manager, said: “We have every reason to be proud of what we have accomplished. We have pushed the technological boundaries and our own previous world records.

This new world record follows a previous record, also set by Nexans, with a 20 km 420 kV XLPE cable installed in 390 meters of water in the fjord of Hjeltefjorden, Norway.

Nexans has developed and produced the Fensfjorden cable at Nexans Norway facility in Halden.

Installation on the bed of the fjord will be performed by Nexans’ own cable-laying vessel, C/S Nexans Skagerrak, later in 2019.

Share this article

Follow Subsea World News

Events>

<< Aug 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31 1

Submarine Networks World 2019

As the key annual gathering for decision makers in the subsea communications value chain, they offer a dedicated platform…

read more >

8th International Conference 2019 Offshore Wind Power Substations

The International Conference Offshore Wind Power Substations is a technical event for experts in the wind industry.

read more >

Wind Turbine Towers

Wind Turbine Towers is a technical event for experts in the wind industry and the goal is to push forward technical development for future tower concepts.

read more >

Seatrade Europe 2019

The three day event will  take place in the hub of the European cruise industry, Hamburg; Germany…

read more >