Nexans wins Greek island interconnection contract

5 December 2018

Nexans has won a €111 million turnkey contract for the installation of the submarine cable for Greece’s Cyclades Islands power interconnection project.

The contract is for phase C of the Cyclades project, which will help to ensure the reliable, economic and sufficient supply of electricity to the Syros, Paros, Tinos, Mykonos and Naxos islands. Nexans will deliver the interconnector between the city of Lavrion on the Greek mainland and the island of Syros.

The Cyclades Islands power interconnection will help to reduce the number of the existing power stations operating on heavy fuel oil and light fuel oil (diesel) on the islands, and create the necessary infrastructure for harnessing the significant renewable power potential in the region.

Nexans’ contract covers seabed survey, design, manufacturing, installation and protection of a 150 kV HVAC three-core submarine power cable with an internal fiber optical element. The route extends to 108 km with an expected maximum water depth of 300 m.

Delivery and commissioning of the Interconnection of Cyclades Islands are scheduled within August 2020.

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