French cable giant Nexans is to supply cables to Spansih wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy for installation in onshore and offshore wind turbines across the world
In addition to ready-to-install medium voltage (MV) cable kits, including the 72 kV cable kits, Nexans is also supplying a variety of cabling solutions such as jumpers for the switchgear to transformer connection, as well as low voltage (LV) copper cable assemblies and aluminium power cables for fixed installation in towers.
The Windlink cables will be used for applications inside the wind turbines including tower, loop, nacelle and generators. This follows a deal announced last week with Vestas to supply Windlink cables for onshore win turbines.
One of Siemens Gamesa’s strongest competitive advantages is the fact that it is successfully engaged in all three areas of the windpower business : Onshore, Offshore and Services. The company forms the heart of the new Siemens Energy division as part of a restructuring of the parent company by September 2020.
“Reducing time to market and increasing supply chain flexibility are major areas of focus in the wind industry,” said Thibaut Zumsteeg, Nexans Global Market Director Wind. “Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy chose Nexans for this contract because of our long-standing relationship, confidence in the Windlink range and the fact that we offer a one-stop-shop for cables, cable accessories, cable assemblies and service. They also appreciated the high level of support available through our global footprint and expertise on complex innovative system solutions.”
The MV and LV cables, kits and accessories will be manufactured in Nexans plants around the world including Germany, Brazil, France, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Poland and Morocco.