Nexans has secured a two-year global supply contract with Vestas to provide around one million Windlink cable kits for turbines destined for onshore wind farms in Europe, the USA, China and Brazil.
The low voltage and medium voltage kits will be installed in Vestas onshore wind turbines rated at 2, 3 and 4 MW. They will provide pre-connected and pre-tested connections for power, control and communication functions within the nacelle, tower and control panels.
The cables feature rubber, thermoplastic or silicone insulation according to their specific application. A significant new development for this latest contract will be the use of completely lead-free materials in the construction of MV cables.
The users of the cable kits will benefit from supply chain support from Nexans’ manufacturing footprint in Europe, USA, China and Brazil, including a recent extension of capacity in Poland and China.