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 will manufacture, deliver and install the submarine cable system.
NGCP launched the Mindanao-Visayas Interconnection Project (MVIP) to connect the three power grids of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao into one unified national grid. With the completion of the MVIP, expected by 2020, NGCP aims to ensure a more stable and secure supply of power in the country and maximize the use of available local energy resources.
To optimize the delivery of the submarine cabling system for the MVIP, Nexans will leverage on its global manufacturing footprint. The 350 kV submarine MI cable will be manufactured in Nexans’ Nippon High Voltage Cable Corporation plant in Futtsu, Japan as well as in Nexans Norway plant in Halden.
The installation and protection works at water depths up to 650 meters will be performed by Nexans’ own specialized cable laying vessel C/S Nexans Skagerrak.