By Energy Business Review, Staff Writer

Nexans has received a contract from to BKK Nett to enhance reliability and capacity of Norway's power supply network with installation of its advanced submarine cables.

Under the €78m contract, the company will install 420kV XLPE (cross-linked polyethylene) insulated submarine cables as part of a new power link crossing two of Norway's fjords, namely Hjeltefjorden and Lurefjorden.

Specifically, Nexans is providing a comprehensive turnkey service to BKK for the design, manufacture, supply and installation of a total of 90km of single-core XLPE cable.

Scheduled to be installed in three parallel lengths to create a three-phase AC connection, rated at 420kV, the cables will be protected by outer shells or water jetting from shore to 30m water depth.

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