Many countries are currently using renewable energy sources to tackle climate change, one of the biggest challenges in the world so far. In Europe, 16.8 GW of new offshore wind power capacity is installed in Europe, making this the second largest form of power plant in the region. One of the newest and most promising wind power sets is the Orsted project & Hornsea 2.
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1.4 GW wind farm is located in the North Sea, approximately. 89 km from the coast of Yorkshire, and will be the largest in the world when operated. Hornsea 2, the sister project of Hornsea 1, will provide enough power to meet the needs of 1.3 million households.
Power landings from wind farms will be carried out using three-phase marine cable HVAC from Nexans. This PEX 245 kV cable will be part of the export circuit and connect wind farm transformer stations with substations on land. This circuit will consist of three individual export cables and will follow the same route as Hornsea 1, because Nexans previously provided 139 km of three-phase 36 kV export cable. Cable landings are carried out at the Horseshoe Point, from which the ground cable supplies the transformer station in North Killingholme.
This project is scheduled for completion in 2022.
"For decades, Nexans has been a key player in the offshore wind power market and is renowned for its leading technical expertise in providing key solutions for a new generation of offshore wind farms," said Vincent Dessale, Subsea Senior Executive Vice President and Land Business Group System at Nexans. "With our expertise and our long-term cooperation with Ørsted as a base, it is fun for us to contribute to the construction of the largest wind farm in the world.
Cables for the Hornsea 2 project will be produced at Nexans Norway's Halden factory.