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Nexans secures contract for the phase one of Empire Wind Project



Nexans has secured a contract for the phase one of Empire Wind Project.


Empire Wind 1 is the first stage of a 2.1GW project. It is being developed by a partnership between Equinor and BP.


The project is located some 33km south of Long Island and east of the Rockaways.


According to Nexans, it will “install the export cables over 150km from the offshore substation for Empire Wind 1 to landfall at South Brooklyn Marine Terminal.”


Nexans will also cover the design and manufacturing along with laying and protection of export cables for the project, it said.


“New York is one of the most aggressive states in the US in terms of committing itself to create a fully carbon-free statewide economy, and offshore wind energy will likely be the main source of electricity for the state by 2035,” Nexans CEO Christopher Guerin, commented.


He further stated that the latest contract would help it establish as a major player in renewable energy.


The Empire Wind 1 project is likely to address the electricity demand of over 500,000 homes while it comes into operation.

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