3 June 2020






1 min

Nexans has been awarded a contract to design, manufacture, and install a 335 kilometre subsea high voltage direct current (HVDC) cable system for Ariadne Interconnection, a company 100 percent owned by Greece’s state grid operator IPTO.

The interconnection will link the electricity network on mainland Greece to Crete. The project will provide security of supply for the island and will enable its transition from fossil fuel generation to renewable wind and solar energy resources. The cable will span a distance of 335 kilometres from the Attica region on the Greek mainland to the Heraklion area in Crete. Over a 35 month period, Nexans will provide one 500MW HVDC subsea cable system to form half of the total 1,000MW bipole interconnection.

The cable will be protected by trenching into the seabed at a depth of 600 metres and the HVDC cable will be manufactured in the Nexans plant in Halden, Norway, and/or the plant in Futtsu, Japan. It will be installed by one of Nexans’ own dedicated cable vessels NEXANS SKAGERRAK or the new DP3 cable laying vessel NEXANS AURORA. The interconnection is scheduled to come on line in 2023

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