(Press release, Oslo 24 March 2015) Nexans is one of the main suppliers to NordLink, the interconnector that will be built between Norway and Germany. Agreement was signed today by Nexans Norway and project partners, Statnett, Dutch TenneT and the German promotional bank KfW.
- This is one of the largest contracts we have entered into in Statnett and one of the largest and most important projects we will undertake in the coming years. We look forward to working with Nexans, which we also have worked with over many years in similar projects, says Executive Vice President Håkon Borgen in Statnett.
Nexans will manufacture and install HVDC (high voltage direct current) cable for the part of the project which is in Norwegian and Danish sectors. This is a route of 362 km with two parallel cables, and involves delivery of 724 km high voltage DC (HVDC) cable from the Nexans factory in Halden.
ABB will manufacture and install corresponding cable in German sector and converters in Norway and Germany.
The NordLink project is scheduled for commissioning and trial operation in Q4 2019, and after the trial period the interconnector will go into commercial operations in 2020.
The interconnector comprises a total investment volume of approximately EUR 1.5 - 2 billion Euro.
The NordLink project will be realised by the Norwegian TSO Statnett SF and DC Nordseekabel GmbH & Co. KG, each with 50% ownership. TenneT TSO, and German promotional bank KfW both have shares of 50% in DC Nordseekabel. DC Nordseekabel is responsible for the construction of the German part of the project, including permits. The HVDC interconnector will have a capacity of 1.400 megawatts (MW) and will be installed between Tonstad in Sirdal, Norway, and Wilster in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
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