20/01/2011

Nkt cables lands submarine project

Nkt cables will deliver 50 kilometres 155kV AC cable. The scope of services from Nkt cables includes production and installation of HVAC submarine cable systems and accessories for the transmission system. Contract value is more than € 50 million.

The cable is to be produced in Cologne, Germany, and is scheduled for 2012.

The capacity of the wind farm will be 108 MW. The submarine cable will connect to the transmission grid of TenneT at the substation Emden-Borssum, located near the German village of Pilsum.

“Winning this project is another prestigious step when it comes to offshore projects”, says Dion Metzemaekers, CEO of Nkt cables Group. The cable will be produced in two lengths, minimizing the need for joints.

As subcontractor Nkt cables has chosen Beluga Offshore Cable in Bremen, Germany, for the laying of the submarine cables. The project extends over different water depths and has to meet the many environmental requirements coming from operating in Wadden Sea.

Source: Nkt cables