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Prysmian, Nexans to Build Greek Subsea Power Link

Greek electricity grid operator ADMIE picked Prysmian and Nexans to build two undersea cables, part of a 915 million euro ($1.01 billion) project to link the island of Crete to the mainland, it said on Friday.Ariadne Interconnection, the ADMIE unit handling the project, also picked Hellenic Cables and NKT to build the onshore cables to connect the converter stations in Athens and Crete to the undersea cables, the grid operator said.Initially part of a bigger scheme to connect the power grids of Cyprus, Israel and Greece, the plans have faced delays because of disagreements about ownership.Athens has

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New Conference for Subsea Umbilical Industry

of experts, including representatives from oil and gas super-majors and service companies will explore a range of topics relating to subsea umbilicals including project achievements to date, life extension and safety. Shell, Equinor, Subsea 7, Aker Solutions, Oceaneering, JDR Cable Systems, Fibron, Nexans, MAATS Tech and Trelleborg will all deliver presentations at the event.Neil Gordon, chief executive at Subsea UK, said: “The subsea umbilical market has seen a massive growth in recent years, and it is predicted to expand and be part of a multi-billion-dollar market. We have developed this

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Nexans Celebrates Construction of Aurora Cable Installation Vessel

On October 15, 2019, Nexans hosted the grand block ceremony that represented a key step in the construction of its ground-breaking 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.The grand blocks are the major components in the construction of the hull. They are being assembled at CRIST, in the Polish port of Gdynia. Representatives from Nexans, the shipbuilders, the ship designer and other project partners were present

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Offshore Wind Cable Market to Reach $3B

for emerging Asia-Pacific markets, especially in countries like China, Japan and South Korea, seeking alternative energy sources to diversify their energy mix to reduce CO2 emissions. Strict public rules on energy efficiency are the other main drivers.The key players operating in the market include ZTT, Nexans, Prysmian, Furukawa, ABB, NKT, Sumitomo, LS Cable & Systems, Ningbo, and TF Kable among others. Major competitors focus on launching fresh products, purchases, advances in current products and technology and other policies to grow and reinforce their company portfolios

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Shipbuilding: C/S Aurora Steel Cut

The first major milestone in the construction of Nexans’ new DP3 cable laying vessel, the C/S Aurora, was passed Monday, February 18, 2019, with the cutting of the first steel.“With this modernization we will further strengthen our ability to deliver green power for the future”, said Vincent Dessale, Senior Executive VP Subsea and Land Systems Business Group at Nexans.  “Aurora will play a key role in the installation of our cutting-edge submarine cables to help bring more energy to the world, connect offshore wind farms to the grid, support electrification of offshore

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Nexans Forms IMR Team

Cabling and connectivity solutions provider Nexans said it has formed a new team dedicated to inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR).The new IMR team, which combines the firm's experience and resources – including fault location technology, specialized offshore repair equipment and the special assets for the repair itself – comprises Nexans experts who can support customers worldwide with emergency response, a 24/7 hotline and fast-track mobilization, the company said.“Nexans has an impressive toolbox when it comes to IMR,” said Tom Skattum, IMR department Manager –

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Nexans Wins $113m Subsea Contract

French cable company Nexans said that  it has been awarded a full turnkey contract worth more than $113m  for the manufacturing, delivery and installation of 350 kV HVDC submarine cable in the Philippines.Nexans has been awarded a full turnkey contract for the submarine link of the Mindanao-Visayas Interconnection Project (MVIP) launched by National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP).To optimise the delivery of the submarine cabling system for the MVIP to connect the three power grids of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao into one unified national grid, Nexans will leverage on its global

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Nexans Wins Contract in the Philippines

Nexans announced Tuesday it has been awarded a full turnkey contract worth over 100 million euros for the manufacturing, delivery and installation of 350 kV HVDC submarine cable in the Philippines.In the last 15 years, power consumption in Philippines increased by almost 80 percent to achieve over 94,370 GWh in 2017, according to the Philippines Department of Energy.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, for which Nexans

Nexans new flag ship cable layer will feature the unique MissionEase solution for mission bays from Vestdavit (Image: Vestdavit)

Vestdavit to Equip Nexans Cable Layer

Bergen-based Vestdavit said has secured a contract to equip the Nexans flag ship cable layer Nexans Aurora with its MissionEase multi-boat handling system for mission bays.The cable laying vessel (CLV) has been designed by Skipsteknisk in Ålesund and will be constructed by Norwegian yard Ulstein Verft. At 149.9m in length, 31m width and with capacity to accommodate 90 personnel, she will perform power cable laying, cable system protection and trenching, and be capable of high maneuverability and DP3 station-keeping capabilities.Rather than using overhead cranes within the mission bay, MissionEase

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Nexans Wins Hornsea 2 Contract

Nexans announced Monday it has secured a contract to supply of over 200 kilometers of the high voltage alternating current (HVAC) subsea export cable system for the near shore section of  the world's largest offshore wind farm. The contract, from Danish developer Ørsted, is worth more than 150 million euros.Located in the North Sea, approximately 89 kilometers from the Yorkshire coast, the 1.4 GW Hornsea 2 is the sister project to Hornsea 1. Ørsted is now constructing the project, with completion set for 2022. Once Hornsea 2 begins operating, it will provide enough electricity

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