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Nexans awarded Empire Wind deal

France’s Nexans has signed a preferred supplier agreement with Empire Offshore Wind to connect the Empire Wind offshore projects in New York state to the onshore grid.

The agreement covers design and manufacturing, as well as the laying and protection of over 300 km of export cables.

Christopher Guérin, CEO of Nexans, said: “We are excited to be a trusted, long-term supplier on the development of the Empire Wind projects and to participate in placing New York State on the way towards reaching 70% of its electricity needs from renewable sources by 2030. This partnership demonstrates the value of our unique end-to-end model and supports our investments in US offshore wind and the new state of the art Aurora cable-laying vessel. Nexans is engaged in electrifying the future, and supporting all our stakeholders on the path to greener energy.”

Empire Wind is being developed by Equinor and BP and is located around 33 km south of Long Island.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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