France-based cable manufacturer Nexans has opened a cable harness production facility in the city of Tianjin, China.

Covering a 3,000m² area, the facility will be used to produce a wide range of wind cable products and solutions.

The facility will also produce M12 sensor cables, valve connectors and customised solutions specific to the needs of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

Nexan’s facility is expected to increase its production capacity in China and help the country strengthen its clean energy supply chain during a time of unprecedented market growth.

The company now has three manufacturing facilities, located in Poland, Denmark and China respectively, with the collectively capacity to produce more than one million harnessed cables a year.

It also has more than 15,000m² of global production and storage facilities, as well as a wind power team of more than 150 employees.

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Nexans Industry Solutions and Projects executive vice-president Julien Hueber said: “It’s an exciting time for wind power in China. The country’s wind sector is currently the same size as the rest of the world combined, and it continues to grow as the country commits to reducing its CO₂ emissions.

“The falling cost of wind power, efficiency increases and attractive policies are expected to boost growth even further. One of our top priorities is to electrify the future by connecting the world’s renewable energy sources to ensure electricity supplies are secure, reliable, and efficient.

“Our new facility means we are perfectly positioned to help local original equipment manufacturers drive China’s wind power revolution as more wind turbines are built in the country.”

In 2019, Nexans secured a €115m cable supply contract from transmission system operator RTE France for the 496MW Saint Brieuc offshore wind farm.

The wind farm, located 16km off the coast of Saint Brieuc Bay, has the capacity to generate enough clean energy to power more than 835,000 households in the region.