Nexans announced the execution of a contract with a 50-50 partnership between Equinor and bp for the phase one of the Empire wind project.
The Empire Wind lease area for the first phase of the 2.1 gigawatt project is located about 20 miles (33km) south of Long Island and east of the Rockaways. Nexans will install the export cables over 93 miles (150km) from the offshore substation for Empire Wind 1 to landfall at South Brooklyn Marine Terminal.
The Empire Wind 1 project will deliver electricity to over 500,000 homes of the eventual over 1 million homes.
“Signing the contract for Empire Wind 1 establishes Nexans as a major player in the renewable energy industry in the United States,” Christopher Guerin, CEO of Nexans, said.
Nexans earlier announced the finalization of a second U.S.-based contract with Orsted and Eversource to supply the export cable system for the Revolution Wind Farm — located more than 15 miles south of the Rhode Island coast and 32 miles east of the Connecticut coast.