VESTAS TURNS TO NEXANS WINDLINK® CABLES TO ELECTRIFY THE FUTURE OF ITS ONSHORE WIND TURBINES
- Two-year contract will see around one million Windlink cable kits installed inside Vestas turbines across the globe
- A local extended supply chain to match Vestas global footprint while reducing carbon impact
- A successful partnership for the development of the EnVentus platform thanks to our resident engineer program
Paris, February 16, 2021 – Nexans has secured a two-year global supply contract with Vestas Wind Systems to provide around one million Windlink® cable kits for turbines destined for onshore wind farms in Europe, the US, China and Brazil. This latest agreement extends Nexans’s long-standing position as a leading global supplier for Vestas.
The Vestas contract demonstrates Nexans’s ambition to lead the change to a new world of electrification through cost-effective wind power projects. The low voltage (LV) and medium voltage (MV) cable kits will be installed inside Vestas onshore wind turbines rated at 2, 3 and 4 megawatt (MW).They will provide pre-connected, pre-tested and easy-to-fit connections for power, control and communication functions within the nacelle, tower and control panels .
The cables that Nexans is supplying to Vestas feature rubber, thermoplastic or silicone insulation according to their specific application. A significant new development for this latest contract will be the use of completely lead-free materials in the construction of Medium Voltage cables.
In addition to the performance and reliability of the Windlink cables, Vestas also appreciates the comprehensive portfolio and dedicated expertise in technical support provided by Nexans.
The Windlink cable kits also benefit from a supply chain support worldwide thanks to Nexans’s manufacturing footprint in Europe, US, China and Brazil, including a recent extension of capacity in Poland and China.
Christopher Guérin, CEO of Nexans said: “We are delighted to further extend our relationship with Vestas. Our vision is to build a world that is safer, sustainable, renewable, decarbonized and accessible to everyone and the wind turbines manufactured by Vestas are a perfect fit for that vision. It is also especially pleasing that our solutions will be fitted within the next-generation EnVentus platform that enables turbines to provide more wind energy efficiently.”
Nexans is a key driver for the world’s transition to a more connected and sustainable energy future. For over 120 years, the Group has brought energy to life by providing customers with advanced cable technologies for power and data transmission. Today, Nexans goes beyond cables to offer customers a complete service that leverages digital technology to maximize the performance and efficiency of their critical assets. The Group designs solutions and services along the entire value chain in four main business areas: Building & Territories (including utilities and emobility), High Voltage & Projects (covering offshore wind farms, subsea interconnections, land high voltage), Telecom & Data (covering data transmission, telecom networks, hyperscale data centers, LAN), and Industry & Solutions (including renewables, transportation, oil and gas, automation, and others).Corporate Social Responsibility is a guiding principle of Nexans’ business activities and internal practices. In 2013 Nexans was the first cable provider to create a Foundation supporting sustainable initiatives bringing access to energy to disadvantaged communities worldwide. The Group’s commitment to developing ethical, sustainable and high-quality cables also drives its active involvement within leading industry associations, including Europacable, the NEMA, ICF and CIGRE. Nexans employs nearly 26,000 people with an industrial footprint in 34 countries and commercial activities worldwide. In 2019, the Group generated 6.7 billion euros in sales.Nexans is listed on Euronext Paris, compartment A. For more information about the Nexans Group, please visit: