Bayonne Energy Center is a high-efficiency gasfired power plant in Bayonne, New Jersey, owned by the energy company Hess Corporation and the investment firm ArcLight Capital Partners. Built on an old industrial site on the shore of New York Harbor, it is strategically located close to Staten Island, Brooklyn and Manhattan. It generates 512 MW of electricity.
Before reaching the city’s power transmission network, the power is fed to Con Edison’s 345 kV Gowanus substation in Brooklyn via a submarine cable system which crosses New York Harbor south of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. New York is a busy sea port with freighters, cruise ships, ferries and tourist boats anchoring or operating. Due to concerns about future maintenance, dredging and the risk of anchor damage, state and federal agencies required cables to be buried at a depth of 15 feet (4.6 m) in the bottom sediments.
In addition, Bayonne Energy Center required that all submarine cables should be extruded in a single continuous length without any factory joints. Such a long extruded cable had never been attempted before at this voltage level and required an exceptional level of expertise at the factory. We were selected for our ability to meet the technical and quality requirements.