Nexans wins Norwegian floating solar cable contract

Jul 29, 2021 11:24 AM ET
  • Agreement with Equinor for export line to its 1MW Frøya offshore project
Nexans wins Norwegian floating solar cable contract
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Equinor has actually granted Nexans an agreement to provide power export cable for its floating solar offshore pilot Froya in Norway.

The pilot project is arranged to come online in December 2021 and also will certainly be the globe's very first floating solar plant running in rough offshore waters.

The Froya floating plant will determine 80 metres by 80 metres, with an elevation of less than 3 metres above the sea surface area, organizing a variety of photovoltaic panels with the ability of creating up to 1MW.

Utility-scale floating solar power is currently among the fastest growing eco-friendly technologies as federal governments and financiers all over the world discover every opportunity for more secure, lasting and decarbonised power.

This is expected to drive virtually 10GW of new floating solar deployment by 2025.

Nexans will provide 22kW export cable of 5km to link the floating system from superficial waters to land.

The most tough facet for the cable construction is to handle the dynamic loadings as the link at the system end pitches backwards and forwards with the waves.

Nexans is utilizing a three-core cable design of a type well confirmed in offshore wind farm as well as fish farming setups.

The cable will be manufactured at Rognan plant in Norway.

Nexans vice president of the submarine telecom and also unique cables business system Krister Granlie said: "Our goal for Nexans is to amaze the globe.

" That implies discovering every feasible chance to assist create brand-new sources of eco-friendly energy.

" So, we are delighted to be functioning once again with Equinor on a genuinely exciting project that even more prolongs the boundaries of what may be feasible in generating renewable energy offshore."

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