West Wind Wind Farm

Project Name: West Wind Wind Farm
Customer: Meridian
Industry: Wind turbines
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Nexans Supplied: MV power cables, fibre optics, overheads, and accessories for the complete cable solution

Project overview:
The West Wind wind farm features 62 turbines situated on rugged terrain close to Makara (Wellington). These turbines have the capability to produce a maximum of 143 MW of electricity, sufficient to supply power to 100,000 homes each year. Operating at an impressive 90% generation rate, these industrious turbines demanded a durable and dependable solution.
Nexans supported the development of this major wind farm project by supplying:
MV power cables
Fibre optics
Accessories for the complete cable solution
Nexans partnered with Meridian to achieve dependable and efficient connections for 62 Siemens wind turbines installed at the demanding Terawhiti Station Makara site, situated west of Wellington.

Nexans' Key achievements
Technical consultancy with civil and electrical teams
Ability to overcome difficult terrain / site accessibility
Limited site storage space required an exacting delivery schedule
Unique suite of cable design
Aerials for the overhead transmission line
Our locality meant reduced wait times and the ability for our sales, technical and engineering teams to conduct site visit's, resulting in a stronger partnership with all involved in the project.

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