Nexans Olex wins supply of cable to Chinchilla Solar Farm in Queensland, Australia

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Nexans Olex has been appointed as supplier of Low Voltage termite-barrier and Medium Voltage cables to the Chinchilla solar farm in Queensland, Australia. The 100MW project is currently under construction, with Nexans Olex cable drums now delivered to the project site. 

The Chinchilla solar farm is located west of Brisbane in the Western Downs region of Queensland, 16km north west of Chinchilla. Covering approximately 300 hectares, the solar farm is expected to produce 100MW capacity and generate power to 33,000 Queensland homes over its 30-year lifespan.

In accordance with customer requirements, the Nexans Olex scope covers manufacturing and delivery of low voltage direct current (LVDC) cables over a phased delivery period.  The underground cables incorporate a Nylon 12 termite-barrier sheath which has been selected by the Nexans Olex technical team and accepted by the project developers as being the most proven solution to provide 60+ years protection against termite attack. These cables are considered premium where product failure and potential loss of electricity generating revenue is not an option.

Nexans Olex was selected at the earliest stage by the customer. Our estimating and technical teams set about satisfying the customer needs and unique requirements 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.

The Chinchilla solar farm is expected to be commissioned in quarter-four 2018.