Nexans has completed the installation of the first four cables of NordLink, the power connection between Norway and Germany. A collaboration between Statnett, TenneT and the German promotional bank KfW, the 1400MW interconnector will connect the Norwegian and German electricity markets to allow the two countries to exchange renewable energy.
In the framework of the € 500-million contract awarded to the Group in 2015, Nexans is designing, manufacturing and installing six 525 kV mass-impregnated (MI) high voltage direct current (HVDC) interconnector cables with a total length of around 700 km. The cables are installed with the cable-laying vessel C/S Nexans Skagerrak and trenched using the Nexans Capjet system. The last two cables are currently being manufactured in Halden (Norway) and will be installed in 2019.