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General Cable subsidiary reports wind farm cable contract

Germany's NSW GmbH reports that it has been awarded a contract for the supply of array cables for the extension of Kentish Flats offshore wind farm by Vattenfall.

A press release said that the order, from Vattenfall Wind Power Ltd., calls for NSW to supply 30 km of MVAC array subsea cables for the project. NSW is scheduled to start production for the project, which is expected to be commissioned in 2015.

The existing offshore wind farm, which is operated by Vattenfall, will be extended by an additional 15 turbines, each at 3.3 MW, the release said. The site, located in 5 m water depth off the north Kent coast, currently has 30 three-MW turbines. NSW, which became a General Cable subsidiary in 2007, is a leading manufacturer of submarine telecommunication cables. It notes that in the last six years, NSW, has established itself in the market for submarine power cables, in particular for renewable energies. The company has about 500 employees.

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