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TenneT has awarded Nexans the contract to supply and install the cables for the DolWin6 direct-current link. These cables will transport the electricity from the offshore wind farms of North Sea Cluster 3 from the DolWin Kappa HVDC converter station to the Emden/Ost onshore HVDC converter and transformer station.

Two parallel, XLPE-insulated 320 kV DC cables, each measuring 90 km in length, will be able to carry a maximum output of 900MW. The contract comprises the cables, accessories and installation. In addition to the DC cables, Nexans will be installing a fibre-optic cable for data transfer. The project is scheduled for completion in 2023.

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