Nexans Olex wins two major solar farms, located in New South Wales and Victoria, Australia

Beryl and Numurkah web

Nexans Olex is proud to have been awarded the supply of termite-barrier low voltage direct current (LVDC) and medium voltage (MV) cable to the Numurkah and Beryl solar farms. First deliveries are planned for quarter-four 2018 with the last deliveries in quarter-one 2019.

The Numurkah Solar Farm ( is located approximately 6km south of Nurmukah in Victoria and will consist of ground mounted solar panels, covering 500 hectares. The solar farm is planned to generate approximately 255,000 megawatt hours (MHh) of renewable energy into the national power grid annually and therefore contributing to a major reduction of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions. 

The Beryl Solar Farm ( is located 5km west of Gulgong, New South Wales and will consist of approximately 260,000 First Solar thin film photovoltaic (PV) modules. The 87 megawatt (MW) project is expected to generate enough clean, renewable energy to power up to 25,000 NSW homes, therefore resulting in the reduction of more than 167,000 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per year.

Nexans Olex’s project win comes down to our dedicated project team and our ability to meet our customer’s tight delivery schedules. Our estimating and technical teams set about satisfying the customer needs with the specialised support necessary to deliver full technical compliance along with the most efficient and long lasting LVDC and MV electrical cable assets. Subsequently, the Nexans Olex project delivery team, in further recognition of customer needs, are currently in the process of delivering an on-time and on budget cable solution.


In accordance with the customer’s specification and requirements, Nexans Olex will be delivering low voltage direct current (LVDC) cables and medium voltage cable to the Nurmurkah and Beryl solar farms. All cables supplied will feature Nexans Olex’s Eco-Term termite barrier; a low cost, environmentally and health conscious alternative to the chemical deterrent, Cypermethrin.


Both the Numurkah and Beryl Solar Farms are expected to be commissioned in 2019.