Nexans has signed a preferred supplier agreement with Empire Offshore Wind to electrify future New York State offshore wind projects by connecting them to the onshore grid. The Empire Wind offshore projects cover the full design and manufacturing, as well as the laying and protection of over 300 km of export cables that will deliver renewable energy to over one million homes.

Empire Wind is being developed by Equinor and BP through their 50-50 strategic partnership in the United States. Empire Wind is planned for an area of 80,000 acres in federal waters about 20 miles (33 km) south of Long Island and east of The Rockaway Peninsula.

Two cable systems will connect the offshore substation for Empire Wind 1 to landfall and substation in Brooklyn. In contrast, Empire Wind 2 will link to Long Island by three parallel cables.

“We are excited to be a trusted, long-term supplier on the development of the Empire Wind projects and to participate in placing New York State on the way towards reaching 70% of its electricity needs from renewable sources by 2030,” said Christopher Guérin, CEO of Nexans. “This partnership demonstrates the value of our unique end-to-end model and supports our investments in U.S. offshore wind and the new state of the art Aurora cable-laying vessel. Nexans is engaged in Electrifying the Future, and supporting all our stakeholders on the path to greener energy.”

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