Nexans gets a contract to build a cross-border interconnector connecting Greece and Cyprus



Nexans has signed a contract to build a submarine transmission line as the first phase of the EuroAsia Interconnector connecting Greece, Israel and Cyprus.

The company said it will build a 525 kV high-voltage direct current (HVDC) cable that will initially connect Greece and Cyprus. It will be installed at a depth of more than 3,000 meters.

“Subsea HVDC Mass Impregnated cables are manufactured at Nexans’ facilities in Halden (Norway) and Futsu (Japan) and are installed on state-of-the-art cable-laying vessels Nexans Aurora and Nexans Skagerrak,” the manufacturer said in a statement.

The Pole One cable is expected to be completed in 2028, and the rest of the project, connecting Israel to Cyprus and Greece, will be completed in 2029.

“The EuroAsia Interconnector will exchange up to 1,000 MW between the three countries and will be able to increase to 2,000 MW,” Nexas said, referring to the entire project.

In March 2021, the energy ministers of Greece, Cyprus and Israel signed a Memorandum of Understanding to improve the implementation of subsea electricity infrastructure. The EuroAsia Interconnector was listed as one of the European Union’s Projects of Common Interest (PCI), chosen by the European Commission to enhance the bloc’s internal energy market in 2015.

In July of this year, the Israeli government launched a project to build an undersea cable along the national coast. The government noted the possibility of connecting the new cable to the submarine power line planned by Israel, Greece and Cyprus in the Mediterranean.

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