Nexans to install cables at Brazil’s Comperj complex

Cable company Nexans has been awarded a multi-million turnkey contract by Toshiba Sistemas de Trasmissão e Distribuição do Brazil to supply and install high-voltage XLPE cables and accessories that will be used to interconnect the two main electrical substations at the new Comperj petrochemical complex currently under construction in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Petrobras is constructing the Comperj complex to help increase Brazil’s capacity to refine oil and reduce the number of petrochemical products it has to import.

It is expected to come on line in 2013 and will be capable of processing 165,000 barrels of heavy crude oil per day.

The two main substations at Comperj are separated by a distance of around 3.25km and the Nexans cables will provide a high-voltage interconnection with two circuits, including a total of 19.5km of 345kV XLPE-insulated cables with termination, premoulded joints, an earthing system and corresponding installation services.