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12th May 2020
Compact, high density QLC SSD solution launched

Nexsan has announced the general availability launch of the E-Series 32F storage platform, the most compact, high density QLC SSD solution, offering 245TB of storage using QLC SSD drives in just 2U of rack space, and up to 491TB if configured with TLC SSD drives.

2nd December 2019
Power umbilicals in Ormen Lange Phase 3 project

Nexans has announced an award by OneSubsea, the subsea technologies, production and processing systems division of Schlumberger, for the design, manufacture and supply of two 120km power umbilicals for a subsea multiphase compression system. The system will help extend the production life of the Ormen Lange field, Norway’s second-largest gas field that currently supplies 20% of the UK’s gas needs.

26th November 2019
Two-year global turbine cable supply contract won

Nexans has been awarded a major two-year contract by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy to supply Windlink cables for its onshore and offshore wind turbines. Leading the way forward in the renewable energy sector, Siemens Gamesa provides cleaner, more reliable and more affordable wind power. 

21st November 2019
Next step in the construction of cable installation vessel

Nexans hosted the grand block ceremony that represented a key step in the construction of its cable installation vessel, the ‘Nexans Aurora’. The vessel’s hull is currently being built at the CRIST shipyard in Poland. It will be completed at Ulstein Verft in Norway, with delivery planned for 2021.

5th November 2019
Power export cable supplier for offshore wind farm project

Nexans has been appointed by SSE as the preferred supplier to design, manufacture and install the onshore and offshore export cables for the Phase 1 development of the Seagreen offshore wind farm project. Currently under construction off the Angus coast, Phase 1 comprises the Seagreen Alpha and Bravo wind farms. 

29th August 2019
Nexans wins contract for 100km of subsea umbilicals

It has been announced that McDermott Marine Construction has awarded a contract to Nexans for the supply of approximately 100km subsea umbilicals and accessories for the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim natural gas project offshore Mauritania and Senegal.

1st August 2019
High voltage cable to world record water depth

Nexans has completed the final type-test to qualify its 420 kV XLPE subsea cable for installation at a world record depth of 550m. 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 eight kilometres wide and 526m at its deepest point.

13th June 2019
Successful qualification testing of superconductor cable

Superconducting cables could enable Europe’s power grids to meet their challenging CO2 reduction targets by helping to transfer many gigawatts (GW) of electricity over distances of several hundreds of kilometres from remote solar or wind farms to population centres without the losses associated with traditional resistive cables. 

7th June 2019
Asset Electrical software for power grid asset management

Digital transformation can bring numerous opportunities to utilities, and according to McKinsey, the transmission and distribution utilities could cumulate the most operating and maintenance cost savings. To help DSOs harness digital technologies, Nexans has launched Asset Electrical, a strategic asset management solution for DSOs.

29th April 2019
Restoring the natural beauty of England's countryside with cables

  Nexans has been awarded a €35m contract to supply high voltage underground cables for the Dorset Visual Impact Provision (VIP) project. The contract was awarded by Morgan Sindall Infrastructure, the main contractor, as part of its underground onshore electricity cable framework agreement for National Grid.

26th March 2019
Partial undergrounding of German transmission network

The German energy transition plan, known as ‘Energiewende’, has set a target for 80% of the country’s annual electricity needs to be met by renewable energy by 2050. This requires Germany’s transmission service operators (TSOs), such as Amprion, to upgrade their high voltage (HV) power transmission networks to transport electricity generated by wind farms in the north over long distances to the main areas of consumption in...

13th February 2019
Reinforcing distribution networks in Europe and Latin America

It has been announced that Nexans has secured contracts worth over €190 million to supply medium voltage (MV) and low voltage (LV) cables. Over the next two years, Nexans will support the development of the client’s electricity distribution networks in Europe and Latin America.

10th December 2018
Submarine cable project for power interconnection on Greek Islands

The project of the Cyclades Islands Interconnection in Greece is aimed at ensuring the reliable, economic and sufficient supply of electricity to the Syros, Paros, Tinos, Mykonos and Naxos islands. As the phase ‘C’ of this three-phase complex project is taking place, ADMIE, has awarded Nexans with a new contract worth approximately €111m to deliver an interconnector between Lavrion on the mainland and the island of Syros. 

10th December 2018
Deepwater mass-impregnated cabling systems in the Philippines

In the last 15 years, power consumption in Philippines increased by almost 80% to achieve over 94,370GWh in 2017. To meet the country’s growing energy needs, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) is looking to unify and reinforce the national grid with the launch of the Mindanao Visayas Interconnection Project. 

10th December 2018
Cable service for largest onshore wind farm in Australia

  Nexans and Tesmec announced that the consortium between Nexans and Tesmec’s subsidiary Marais Laying Technologies Australia has been selected by the Goldwind Australia’s Stockyard Hill project’s Balance of Plant contractor SNC-Lavalin and WHBO joint venture to provide a complete collector cable service.

4th December 2018
Underground 525kV HVDC cables qualified to German TSO standards

Germany’s ‘Energiewende’, the transition in energy policy to focus on renewable sources of energy, is presenting significant challenges for the country’s transmission grid. In particular, Germany’s TSOs must transmit huge amounts of renewable energy over long distances from the north to demand centres in the the south and they are now building some of the world’s longest ever underground cable projects. 

26th November 2018
Major power export cable contract for wind farm won

Today many nations are harnessing renewable energy sources with the aim of counteracting climate change. In 2017, Europe installed 16.8GW of additional wind power capacity making it the second largest form of power generation in the region. One of the latest most prominent wind power developments is Ørsted’s Hornsea two project.

14th November 2018
Multimillion-euro contract for Wind Farms off the Netherlands Coast

The Netherlands is planning to increase its use of renewable energy to represent 14% of its energy mix in 2020 and 16% in 2023. Offshore wind energy is a vital element in this transition and a major milestone will be reached in 2020 when Ørsted brings its Borssele 1 and 2 wind farms online. Nexans is playing a key role in the project by supplying a total length of between 170 km and 190 km of subsea cable rated at a maximum operating volta...

13th November 2018
Superhighway with submarine fibre optic cable extended

Indonesia’s government has made a commitment to ensure telecommunications and broadband access for the country’s fast growing population of 267 million people. In line with this vision, Moratelindo continues to develop the nationwide fibre optic network with the construction of the Jayabaya high speed submarine cable system for Java Island, with Nexans supplying a total of 915km of fibre optic cables for this project.

22nd October 2018
Nexans wins export cable contract

Pursuing an active exit strategy from nuclear power, the Belgian government is set to double the area of the country’s North Sea waters made available to offshore wind parks after 2020. The country already has four offshore wind parks that produce 871 MW of power and wants to increase that capacity to 2.2 GW by 2020 and to 4 GW by 2030. Leading the way in this transition is Parkwind, the Belgian company that develops, finances, builds and o...

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