By Submarine Cable NewsFeed

Nexans has been awarded an 8 million Euros

contract by the Italian-Thai Development Public Company Limited (ITD) to supply 33 kV submarine cables for a project providing a number of new power

interconnections between islands in the Krabi Province in southern Thailand, on the shore of the Andaman Sea. The project, on behalf of Thailand's Provincial

Electricity Authority (PEA), is for the 33 kV submarine cable extensions to Koh Siboya, Koh Pu, Koh Phi Phi Don, Raile Bay and Koh Lanta at the Krabi


For this project, Nexans shall supply over 33.3 km, in two lengths, of XLPE insulated, lead sheathed, copper conductor 3-core 33 kV submarine

cables, with an integrated fiber optic element. A single 3.8 km length of cable will be used for the Raile Bay crossing. The remainder of the cable will be used to

create three power links between the islands of Koh Pu, Koh Phi Phi Don and Koh Siboya – total approximate length of 27 km, as well as the 2.5 km Koh Lanta island


“Nexans' strong historical presence and excellent track record in projects for Thailand's PEA were key factors in winning this contract.”

said Patrick Barth, Managing Director of Nexans' High Voltage activity. He added: “We have just completed a major contract for them, working as part of the

consortium with ITD, to supply a 24 km, 115 kV link between the mainland and Koh Samui island.”

The 33 kV submarine cables will be manufactured at Nexans'

Halden plant in Norway and will be delivered in October 2008. ITD's Marine department will install the cables.

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