Terna awards Nexans Italian power-development contract

Cabling company Nexans has been awarded a €33m (£20.3m) contract by Terna, Italy’s electricity transmission grid operator, to manufacture, install and test approximately 250km of 150kV high-voltage (HV) aluminium underground cables and accessories, for power development projects in the Lazio, Basilicata and Campania regions.

The projects form part of Terna’s ten-year investment plan from 2011 to 2021 to enhance Italy’s power infrastructure.

The cables supplied will feature a 1,600mm2 aluminium conductor cross section with anti-explosion outdoor sealing ends.

Starting in April 2011, they will be installed in a two-year project to create three separate double circuits.