Nexans wins $736m Italian interconnector contract

Nexans has been awarded a frame contract worth more than €650m ($736m) with Italian transmission system operator Terna to supply an interconnector cabling solution for Tyrrhenian Link in Italy. 

Under the contract, Nexans will manufacture and install 500 km of a 500 kV mass-impregnated cable and fiber optic cable at more than 2,000 m water depth, the deepest depth ever for a subsea power cable in the Mediterranean.

For the installation of the interconnector cable, Nexans will use the recently launched cable laying vessel Nexans Aurora, which can install deepwater cables at a water depth of over 2,000 m and support a 10,000-ton cable payload.

The Tyrrhenian Link will create a new electricity corridor between Sicily, Sardinia and Campania that will allow the first loop to be established between the two islands and the Italian mainland.

Adis Ajdin

Adis is an experienced news reporter with a background in finance, media and education. He has written across the spectrum of offshore energy and ocean industries for many years and is a member of International Federation of Journalists. Previously he had written for Navingo media group titles including Offshore Energy, Subsea World News and Marine Energy.
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