French cable supplier Nexans has secured a contract from Ørsted and Eversource to deliver subsea cable for the Revolution Wind Farm in the US.
This is the second time Nexans has won the contract for the supply of its export cable system to the 704MW wind farm.
In March this year, the company received the first order for installing and protecting the export cable link for the wind facility.
Located more than 24 km south of Rhode Island and around 51 km east of the Connecticut coast, the project will link to the US’ onshore grid.
Construction works at the site are expected to start next year and the project is expected to be fully operational in 2025.
The wind farm will generate enough power to meet the needs of more than 350,000 homes and offset nearly one million tons of carbon pollution.
Nexans subsea and land systems executive vice-president Ragnhild Katteland said: “Establishing our footprint in the US and furthering our commitment to the US offshore wind industry is at the core of our business operations.
“We have made several investments to deliver subsea transmission cables that are manufactured and installed in America, and the partnership with Ørsted and Eversource is the first step in bolstering supply chains with strong, local partners.
“We are committed to pushing the boundaries of what is possible as innovation is crucial to meet the needs of a territory as large as the United States.
“Closely aligning with our mission to electrify the future, Nexans is proud to support this important work in the clean energy sector and expedite our journey to net zero.
Nexans said that it will serve the Revolution project from its ‘continuously expanding’ facility in Charleston, South Carolina.
The company signed a cable supply agreement for the project in December 2019.