Nexans signs final order for Empire Wind 1 export cables
Equinor's US offshore wind projects. Image by: Equinor ASA.
Paris-based cable manufacturer Nexans SA (EPA:NEX) on Thursday said it has signed the final order for the export cables for the Empire Wind 1 offshore wind project in the US that is being developed by Equinor ASA (NYSE:EQNR) and BP Plc (LON:BP).
The turnkey contract encompanses the design and manufacturing of export cables for the project and their laying and protection. It comes after the company signed a preferred supplier agreement in March 2021 for the Empire Wind project which will have a total capacity of 2.1 GW.
Empire Wind 1 will be installed about 20 miles (33km) south of Long Island and east of the Rockaways. Nexans will deploy the export cables over 93 miles from the project’s offshore substation to landfall at South Brooklyn Marine Terminal. The cables will be produced at the company’s facilities in Charleston, South Carolina, and Halden, Norway.
“New York is one of the most aggressive states in the US in terms of committing itself to create a fully carbon-free statewide economy, and offshore wind energy will likely be the main source of electricity for the state by 2035,” commented Nexans chief executive Christopher Guerin.