Japanese telecommunication product manufacturer Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. and S.L. Development Construction Corporation secured a submarine power transmission project in the Philippines for a total of approximately 4.3 billion in yen (approx. 36.34 million US dollars as of today).
The project was awarded by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines, which is in charge of operating, maintaining, and developing the Philippines’s state-owned power grid. Delivery and completion of the cable system are scheduled for 2023.
The project will connect the Substation in Cebu and Lapulapu Substation in Visayas. As part of the project, Furukawa Electric will supply 230kV AC XLPE-insulated 1600 mm2 triple-core submarine cable, regarded as the world-largest conductor size class submarine cable, and cable temperature and load monitoring system.
The new submarine power transmission will reinforce power transmission capacity and maintain the continuous transmission of power towards the major loads centers in Mandaue and Mactan even during N-1 contingency condition.