Nexans is to supply sea cables for the Nordergründe offshore wind farm
Order comprises 13 kilometres of medium-high voltage sea cables including accessories and assembly
Hanover, May 15, 2009 – The "Infrastructure Energy Networks" division of Nexans Deutschland GmbH, Hanover, has received an order from the Energiekontor Group for the supply and assembly of 13.5 kilometres of sea cable, including accessories, for its offshore wind farm.
It is being constructed approximately 15 km north-east of the island of Wangerooge in the Weser estuary and is expected to go into operation by the end of next year at the latest. 18 REpower turbines each with an output of 5 megawatts are being used there. The cables will serve to connect the turbines with one another as well as with a transformer platform. The wind farm will then generate approximately 350,000 megawatt hours of electricity every year, roughly the amount required by 100,000 households.
Three-phase medium-high voltage sea cables (33 kV) from Nexans with a cross section of up to 630 mm² will be used to transport this output.
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Nexans Germany is one of the leading cable manufacturers in Europe. The company is offering an extensive range of high performance cables, systems, and components for the telecommunications and energy sectors, rounded off by superconducting materials and components, Cryoflex transfer systems and special machinery for the cable industry. Producing at manufacturing plants with 7.400 employees in Germany and abroad, the sales in 2007 amounts to approx. 958 Mio Euro. The full integration into the Nexans Group Nexans Germany also benefits from excellent opportunities to use the available synergies in all corporate fields, which not only applies to worldwide projects but also to research and development, the exchange of know how, and to other areas. More information on
Since 1990, Energiekontor AG has planned, financed and operated wind turbines in Germany, Portugal and Great Britain and has offered these as investment opportunities. Systems for income optimisation are also being developed. It also focuses on the project planning of offshore wind farms. Fundamental approval has been obtained for the Nordergründe and Borkum-Riffgrund West offshore projects. With a current total of 490 megawatts of installed output and an investment volume of around 700 million euros, Energiekontor AG is one of the leading companies in Germany. Further information is available at