Nexans, a leader in advanced cabling systems, solutions and services, has completed the final type-test to qualify its state-of-the-art 420 kV XLPE subsea cable for installation at a world record depth of 550 metres.
The cable type-testing, carried out by Nexans Norway, is a vital preparation for a project to create a subsea power interconnector crossing Fensfjorden, a fjord close to Bergen in Norway, which is approximately 8km wide and 526 metres at its deepest point.
The Fensfjorden project forms part of a broader plan by BKK Nett AS, one of Norway’s largest power companies, to strengthen the electrical grid in Western Norway. This includes a new 420 kV connection between Modalen-Mongstad that will ensure a stable and reliable power supply to over 420,000 residents, businesses and industry facilities throughout the region.
Ivar Rolfstad, Nexans Project Manager, said: “We have every reason to be proud of what we have accomplished. We have pushed the technological boundaries and our own previous world records!”