Nexans, a global expert in advanced cabling and connectivity solutions, Eversource, New England’s premier transmission builder, and Ørsted, a world leader in offshore wind, announces a framework agreement.
Nexans announces an award by OneSubsea®—the subsea technologies, production and processing systems division of Schlumberger—for the design, manufacture and supply of two 120-km 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 percent of the UK’s gas needs.
With the new custom-made Cable Laying Monitoring System, NKT has further enhance NKT Victoria’s capabilities to safely install power cables with minimal risk of compromising the cable integrity during laying operation in even the most challenging site conditions such as high seas, strong current and low visibility.
Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation has been awarded a contract by Ørsted to provide NjordGuard, an integrated cable protection system, for the Greater Changhua 1 & 2a offshore wind farms in Taiwan. Trelleborg will provide 235 NjordGuard cable protection systems and bellmouths, which will protect all inter array and export cables on the projects.
As informed in Company Announcement no. 11 of 20 September 2019, NKT has entered a Preferred Supplier Agreement (PSA) as main contractor for delivery and installation of high-voltage DC on- and offshore export cable systems to the Dogger Bank Wind Farms Creyke Beck A and Creyke Beck B site.
According to Nicole Starosielski, author of The Undersea Network and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communications at New York University, the vulnerability of cables to climate change and other risks are increasingly of concern. The following bullet points were extracted from an article that Starosielski wrote for Open Canada on this subject.
The International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC) is a non-commercial, non-profit international community of interest comprising 170 Member organizations from 65 countries who are active in the critical activities of regulating, operating, building, securing and maintaining submarine cable infrastructure. ICPC Members take care of over 97% of the world’s submarine telecommunications cable infrastructure, and an increasing number of international submarine power cables.