Nexans has won a significant turnkey contract with Ocean Winds to design, manufacture, install and protect the 220kV subsea and onshore export cable system for the Moray West offshore windfarm project
Nexans cabling solution will connect the wind farm to the national grid, delivering electricity to up to 650,000 Scottish homes and helping achieve Scotland’s ongoing commitment to net zero target by 2045.
The cable system consists of Nexans’ industry-leading High Voltage Alternating Current (HVAC) cabling which will connect the wind turbines to two offshore substation platforms (OSPs). The 220kV cabling, including 170km of land cables and 100km of subsea cables, will be installed from each offshore substation platform along the full route to the project specific onshore substation. The cables will be manufactured at Nexans’ plants in Halden and Rognan, Norway, Charleston, USA and Charleroi, Belgium and installed by the most advanced cable laying vessel Nexans Skagerrak. The onshore part of the project will be overseen and delivered by Nexans’ expert personnel based in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The Moray West project is an important step towards the UK’s goal to provide enough offshore wind energy to power the country and will support Scotland’s contribution of 10GW of wind energy to meet the UK’s goal of 40GW by 2030.