Case study


    Power networks - Subsea

Project description:

  • The Zanzibar authorities needed to supply power to Pemba – the second largest island in the Zanzibar archipelago.
  • The project was co-financed by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Norplan was the technical consultant for the work on behalf of end-customer ZECO.

Customer challenges:

  • The new connection was to replace three diesel generators and contribute to economic and social development on Pemba through sustainable energy.
  • With a power connection, Pemba would be able to develop its tourist industry.

Nexans' solutions:

  • The 36 kV XLPE cable was manufactured in Halden, and transported and installed by the C/S Nexans Skagerrak cable laying vessel.
  • The cable was laid from Tanga, on the Tanzanian mainland, to Pemba in 2010. It was installed under challenging conditions at a record depth of 850 meters.

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