The Lincs offshore wind farm will be built in the Greater Wash area – a region which has been identified by the Government for large offshore wind farm developments. The 75 wind turbines will be constructed 8 km off the coast, to the east of Skegness. The wind farm will be operated on behalf of Centrica and when on line by 2012 could power up to 200,000 homes.
Nexans is a global player in the cable industry based in 39 countries and last year had sales of 5bn Euros (£4.2bn). The Lincs wind farm will be using 64.8 km of 3-core cable with a conductor. It will also incorporate fibre-optic cables for the monitoring and control of the wind farm. In total, the cable will be 85Km long.
Nexans’ Senior Corporate Executive Vice President, Yvon Raak said, “This latest contract for Lincs wind farm further reinforces our position as a key supplier of cables for the UK’s ambitious offshore wind farm programme. It is also a perfect example of Nexans’ fully integrated approach to the offshore wind sector.”
The cables will be produced at the Nexans plants in Germany and Norway with delivery of the cables due to begin next March.