Solutions to enhance Distribution reliability

Increase grid efficiency and realize cost savings with Superconducting Fault Current Limiters

SuperconductorsFor Vattenfall in Germany, Nexans installed the world’s first High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) Fault Current Limiter in a power plant to provide short-circuit protection for the internal medium voltage power supply (12 kV) that feeds coal mills and crushers in a brown coal power plant.

This system can get a 63 kA short-circuit current down to 21 kA instantaneously and down to 7 kA in less than 10 milliseconds, thus providing unparalleled protection.

Proving that this technology is now fully mature, Nexans recorded in March 2014 a significant commercial order for 2 HTSFCL with Western Power Distribution in UK.­ Installation of the pioneering technology will be in the frame of the FlexDGrid project, financed by GBP 17 million from the Low Carbon Networks Fund in the city region of Birmingham.

Maintenance works: get the right thing delivered on site on time!

When you do a repair, you want to have exactly what you need when you need it.

Nexans provides MV customized accessory kits on site for greater flexibility.

They contain all equipment and pre-connectorized, pre-cut cables needed to splice in replacement cable or make a connection. This decreases outage time, and lowers the risk of error and repeat failures.