Delma Island: longest XLPE 3 core submarine 132kV cable in one length









Project description:

TRANSCO (Abu Dhabi Transmission and Dispatch Company) ordered an HV submarine connection between Shuweihat power station and Delma Island in Abu Dhabi. This project avoided building a fossil fuel power station on the island.

Customer challenges:

  • 2 parallel circuits of 45 km long, of which 42 km submarine link
  • Underground: bypass a zone intended for new property development

Nexans solutions:

  • Turnkey solution integrating submarine and underground cable, civil engineering, cable laying and jointing
  • 76/132 (145) kV XLPE
  • 2 circuits of single core XLPE underground cables and two 3-core XLPE submarine cables