Nexans takes a pioneering step by connecting French and Irish networks



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  • Nexans The contract for the Celtic Interconnector has been awarded by the joint venture between RESEARCH d transport d force (RTE) and ear grille

  • Celtic eyewill be the interconnector connect Ireland to the mainland Europe For the first time, of A 700 megawatts Efficiency, equal to power consumption above 450,000 houses

  • with this turnkey project, Nexans will deliver Until eyreNet and RTE is the longest XLPE power interconnector ever made

  • Teahbig project will be a… varies from game to game Step In European sustainable energy transition and will strengthen Nexans’ position as a Net player in sustainable electrification

Paris, France , November 252022 Nexans, a global organization and key driver of the world’s transition to a more connected and sustainable future, has awarded the contracts for the Celtic Interconnector, jointly developed by Irish and French transmission system operators (EirGrid and RTE – Réseau de Transport d’) , brought in. Electricity). This 700 MW project will be the world’s longest XLPE interconnector and the first submarine link for direct power exchange between France and Ireland.

The Celtic Interconnector has been recognized by the European Union as a Project of Common Interest (PCI). It will enable the exchange of electricity between Ireland and France, supply electricity to around 450,000 households and is vital to the development of an integrated energy system in Europe. Such a system would accelerate the European energy transition by promoting the development of renewable energy sources. The project will help the EU achieve its energy policy and climate goals of affordable, safe and sustainable energy for all.

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The interconnection between France and Ireland will use HVDC 320 kV technology. This includes a 500 km submarine cable route, a 40 km underground route in France (Brittany), a 35 km underground route in Ireland (Cork County). A 10 km 400 kV HVAC connection to the Irish grid is also part of the project awarded to Nexans.

The cables will be manufactured in Nexon’s state-of-the-art facilities. 1,000 km of submarine cables will be laid in Halden (Norway) and 180 km of underground cables in Charleroi (Belgium). The accessories will be manufactured in Courtailaud (Switzerland). The newly built Nexans Aurora cable-laying vessel and proven project delivery model with major subcontractors will ensure the highest installation and safety standards. The project consists of laying an innovative bundle of two HVDC power cables and a duplicated fiber optic system with full data capacity.

Nexans CEO Christopher Guerin says: “Sign contract for Celtic connecting line ahead cements Nexans as a major player in renewable energy, wproud to contribute such a historic project works immediately of European union goals Electricityalready solidarity between Member States, Nexans is a leader in connecting parts of the world with the highest renewable energy potential The parts of the world with the greatest demand for electricity. energy production and Handover for distribution and usesNexan solutions cover the entire electrification value chain Until Ensure that electricity is delivered safely, reliably and efficiently to every corner of the world.,

This flagship project, which is expected to be built and operational by 2026, is an important milestone in Nexon’s goal of becoming a pure electrification player. The group continues to put this strategy into practice by working on projects such as Celtic Interconnector, demonstrating its expertise and strengthening its position as a leader and electrifying grid player.

N. aboutExans

Nexans has played a vital role in electrifying the world for more than a century and remains committed to electrifying the future. With 25,000 employees in 42 countries, the Group is driving change towards a safer, more sustainable, renewable, zero-carbon world accessible to all. In 2021, Nexans will generate €6.1 billion in standard sales. The group is a leader in the design and manufacture of cable systems and services in five main businesses: power generation and transmission, distribution, use, industry and solutions, and telecommunications and data. Nexans was the first in the industry to establish a corporate foundation to support work to promote access to energy for underprivileged populations around the world. The group aims to be climate neutral by 2030.

Nexans. Electrify the future.

Nexans is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, compartment A.

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