Nexans hosts event for U.S.’ high-voltage subsea cable facility


Nexans hosted opening festivities for the U.S.’ first high-voltage subsea cable facility.
Christopher Guerin, Nexans CEO, welcomed guests and elected officials to the Charleston, South Carolina, plant.

The plant’s tower is the tallest building in South Carolina at 427 feet and produces cables that can be up to 500,000 volts. The turntables that the cables are loaded on can weigh up to 10,000 tons — the same weight as the Eiffel Tower.

The tower that is part of the manufacturing process is the tallest building in South Carolina at 427 feet. (Courtesy: Nexans)

The facility will include a terminal to load the cables onto Nexans vessels Aurora and Skagerrak and will then be distributed to domestic and global offshore markets.

Speakers included Rep. Jim Clyburn (virtually), Deputy Assistant Sec. of the Interior Steve Feldgus, Goose Creek Mayor Greg Habib, Orsted Offshore North America COO Troy Patton, Business Network for Offshore Wind President Liz Burdock.

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