First U.S. subsea HVDC cable facility opens to support burgeoning offshore wind market

By John Engel French fiber optic cable manufacturing company Nexans has opened a new facility to manufacture high-voltage direct current subsea cables in Charleston, South Carolina.

The facility is claimed to be the first US-based subsea HVDC cable facility.

Nexans will use the plant to meet the growing demand for HVDC subsea cables as utilities in the US seek to connect an increasing capacity of renewable energy generated in offshore plants with mainland grid networks.

The launch follows Nexans signing a deal with utilities Eversource and Ørsted for the provision of subsea cables developed from the facility.

Nexans estimates that it will be able to deliver

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