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Mindanao Visayas Interconnector Project
MARKETPower networks - Subsea
About the project
In the last 15 years, power consumption in the Philippines increased by almost 80% to achieve over 94,370 GWh in 2017. To meet the country’s growing energy needs, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) is looking to unify and reinforce the national grid with the launch of the Mindanao Visayas Interconnection Project. For the submarine link of the project, Nexans has been awarded a full turnkey contract for the manufacturing, delivery, and installation of 350 kV HVDC submarine cable. The contract value amounts to over 100 million euros.
NGCP launched the Mindanao-Visayas Interconnection Project (MVIP) to connect the three power grids of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao into one unified national grid. With the completion of the MVIP, expected by 2020, NGCP aims to ensure a more stable and secure supply of power in the country and maximize the use of available local energy resources.
Nexans will deliver a full turnkey project, including surveys, construction of terminal stations, manufacturing of cables and installation. To optimize the delivery of the submarine cabling system for the MVIP, Nexans will leverage on its global manufacturing footprint. The 350 kV submarine MI cable will be manufactured in Nexans’ Nippon High Voltage Cable Corporation plant in Futtsu, Japan as well as in Nexans Norway plant in Halden. The installation and protection work at water depths up to 650 m will be performed by Nexans’ own specialized cable-laying vessel C/S Nexans Skagerrak.