Nexans cables to carry green energy to thousands of Norwegian households
Phase one of the largest onshore wind project in Europe will be equipped with Nexans cables.
Paris, March 28, 2017 – Norway’s energy sector is poised for an exciting new era. For many years, the country has been one of Europe’s leading oil and gas exporter, as well as possessing about half of Europe’s hydroelectric water storage reservoirs. Now it is set to more than double its wind energy generation capacity in one move with the construction of the 1 GW Fosen Vind project.
Linka AS, the electrotechnical contractor for the project, has chosen Nexans to supply cables for Roan Wind Farm. This is the first of six windfarms in Fosen Vind DA's development in Central Norway that will be Europe’s largest onshore wind power project.
The Roan Wind Farm is made up of 71 turbines and will have a capacity of 255 MW. Fosen Vind DA has awarded the construction contract to Johs. J. Syltern AS, whose tasks will include trenching and cable-laying.
Nexans will supply 200 km of TSLF 36 kV underground tables to interlink the turbines and transmit the power to the grid. Delivery will start in April 2017 and run until March 2018, shortly before the completion of the Wind Farm.
“We have enjoyed many years of fruitful cooperation with Nexans on other projects, both large and small, and they have been dependable in all project phases, from tendering and sales processes, logistics planning, right through to the safe transport of cable onto site,” said Knut Arne Aasan, CEO of Linka AS.
Bård Lillehaug, Nexans Norway's Head of Sales and Marketing, added, “The renewable energy market is an important target area for Nexans. We have supplied cables for the majority of onshore wind farms in Norway and a considerable share of offshore wind farms internationally. The choice of our cables by Linka AS is a very welcome recognition for us.”
The total project of six wind farms will comprise of 278 turbines and have an output of 1000 MW, enough energy for 170,000 Norwegian households. It will be completed in 2020. Statkraft, Norway’s state owned renewable energy producer, will hold a controlling 52.1% share of Fosen Vind DA. The other two owners of Fosen Vind DA are the power company TrønderEnergi and the European investment consortium Nordic Wind Power DA.
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