Tele-Fonika Cable Americas says it has supplied 45 km of its 777 MCM TorsionFlex Tower Cables to Houston-based Horizon Wind Energy LLC for two major wind energy projects: Top Crop, located in Illinois, and Meadow Lake, located in Indiana. Horizon is the owner and developer of the projects, and Sargent and Lundy is the engineering design firm.
TorsionFlex is a rubber-insulated cable that runs between the generator and the transformer, whether it is located at the base of the tower or high above in the nacelle. TorsionFlex cables also provide energy for various motors and electronic devices and ensure continued performance under extreme environmental conditions, according to Tele-Fonika.
Phase I of the Top Crop project currently has an installed capacity of 102 MW and consists of 68 GE 1.5 MW SLE turbines. An additional 198 MW Phase II is under construction and is scheduled for completion by mid-year. The full project is expected to have a total capacity of 600 MW.
The first phase of the Meadow Lake wind farm currently has an installed capacity of 200 MW. Phase I consists of 121 Vestas V82 1.65 MW turbines, and Phase II consists of 66 Acciona turbines, for a total of 99 MW of power. Planned Phases III-VI will provide between 100 MW and 200 MW of power.
SOURCE: Tele-Fonika Cable Americas Corp.