Public Power awards Nexans power-link contract

Cable company Nexans has been awarded a €64m (£53m) turnkey contract by Greece’s Public Power electrical power utility to design, manufacture and install a high-voltage AC power link between the island of Evia and the region of Attika on the mainland.

The project will facilitate the development of wind power projects − totalling around 400MW − on Evia by enabling the power they produce to be exported directly into PPC’s national power transmission grid.
Nexans will manufacture, supply and install three subsea cable circuits that will take a 21km route across the Gulf of Evia in waters reaching a maximum depth of 85m.

Nexans is also supplying the underground power cables (27km) to provide the land connections at each end of the submarine cables, together with associated accessories such as transition joints and outdoor terminations.