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Southwire and NKT to supply cables for Champlain Hudson project

September 6, 2023 | By Anthony Capkun

September 6, 2023 – Southwire has been awarded the supply of a portion of the underground power cables for Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE) by NKT—the project’s turnkey cable supplier and cable system technology owner.

“In addition to the substantial economic benefits CHPE will provide, it is incredibly meaningful to be part of a project that is focused on energy transformation, reducing carbon emissions and accelerating sustainability-related efforts in North America,” said Rich Stinson, Southwire president & CEO.

CHPE is a transmission project that will deliver 1250 MW of hydropower from the Canada-U.S. border to Queens, N.Y.

Electricity will be delivered electricity via a roughly 546-km fully buried, high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission system using a combination of submarine and underground cables.

“The strategic investment into our Huntersville, N.C., facility—where these products will be manufactured—was executed with this and similar projects in mind, and we look forward to supporting NKT and our customers in the North American market today and in the years to come,” said Norman Adkins, Southwire COO.

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