WCN Autumn 2008

WIRE & CABLE NEWS ISSUE N° 39 OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE INTERNATIONAL WIRE & MACHINERY ASSOCIATION Nearly 40 Sheringham Shoal Offshore wind farm project secures its submarine cables

Nexans has been awarded a contract worth an estimated 24 million Euro to supply the submarine export cables for the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm project, located approximately 20km offshore from Sheringham, on England’s north Norfolk coast. The full execution of the cable contract, awarded by StatoilHydro, is subject to offshore development consent from the UK government and the project’s final investment decision, expected during the 2nd half of 2008. The contract includes engineering, procurement and construction of two 22 km145kVXLPE (cross-linkedpolyethylene) submarine export cables, and a spare cable with associated equipment. An optical fibre cable manufactured at Nexans site in Rognan will also be included. The power cables will be manufactured at Nexans’ factory in Halden, Norway for delivery in mid April 2010. The proposed wind farm will cover an area of 35 km 2 in water averaging 20m water depth. It is planned that 88 wind turbine generators, with a unit rating of 3.6 MW, will be connected via a network of infield cables to two offshore substations. The total installed generation capacity will be 315 MW and, in an average year,

An artist’s impression of the completed Sheringham Shoal Offshore wind farm, off the Norfolk coast ▲ ▲

Energy Ltd, established specifically for this development and owned 50% by NorwegiancompanyStatoilHydroand50% by the Dutch company Evelope Project, a subsidiary in the Econcern BV group. Nexans – France Fax : +33 15669 8484 Email : nexans.web@nexans.com Website : www.nexans.com

approximately 1.1 TWh of power is expected to be available for export to the regional distribution network at Salle substation. Completion and start-up of the wind farm is planned for 3rd quarter 2011. Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm will be developed by Scira Offshore

Queins’ new eight-pad head has it taped Queins & Co has recently designed a new high-speed eight-pad taping head, mainly used for flat conductors and CTC-strands. The range includes modern concentric and tangential taping heads for paper, plastics and MICA-tape.

The latest 8-pad taping head, deve;loped by Queins & Co ▲ ▲ Machines are also available for armouring with galvanized steel wires or steel tapes. Extrusion/sheathing lines are being built for all types of cables and equipped with state-of-the-art electrical controls and measuring instruments. Queins & Co GmbH– Germany Fax : +49 2472 3014 Email : info@queins.com Website : www.queins.com

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