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Enabling Energy Transition - Nexans Cable Factory Expansion, Norway

Power cables are a key enabler of the European energy transition

Power cables are an important component of building interconnections between European countries to mitigate the intermittence of energy from renewable sources.


AFRY is an engineering partner for the expansion of Nexan’s cable factory in Halden, Norway. The expansion project is part of Nexans strategy to meet the increasing global demand within electrification.

Supporting "Electrify the Future" - strategy

Nexans Norway AS is a leading supplier of power, telecommunication, installation, and heating cables in Norway. Nexans is also among the leading companies in the world within offshore control cables and high-voltage submarine cables. Nexans' strategic shift to focus on electrification, is largely driven by the massive growth trend in offshore wind and large interconnectors worldwide. The French cable company is gearing up for 250% growth in the offshore wind cable market by 2030.


This is an important global investment for Nexans, and our factory in Halden will directly contribute to the Nexans group's new strategy «Electrify the Future». The expanded factory will secure industrial jobs for the next generation. This is a complex project, and we are dependent on working with flexible partners who can handle the challenges. The fact that AFRY can deliver interdisciplinary engineering expertise across a variety of fields from zoning plans and applications to detailed engineering is important to us

  Rune Nordal, Project Manager at Nexans.


Wide range of services delivered by AFRY

AFRY has been involved in the project from the feasibility studies to the delivery of the completed factory. The expansion is scheduled to be completed in the second half of 2023.

The project scope includes one production tower for DC high voltage export cables, production halls as well as storage, supporting buildings, parking space, and infrastructure. The production tower will be Norway's tallest building when it is completed with about 140 meters. The order value for AFRY is not disclosed.

We are happy to support Nexans on this strategic project. We can deliver all engineering competence within process industry, construction and transport. In addition, Advansia, our sister company, delivers project and construction management which completes the comprehensive delivery

    Jon Julsen, Head of Process Industries in AFRY in Norway.


Project facts:

  • Project: Expansion of a cable factory
  • Client: Nexans Norway AS
  • Location: Halden, Norway
  • Duration: 2021-2023


AFRY services delivered:

  • Feasibility study
  • Multi-discipline engineering
  • Project and construction management
  • Transportation
  • Infrastructure