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NKT has finalised the German sector of the NordLink power cable system connecting the German and Norwegian power grids. The 525 kV MI HVDC power cable system from NKT has now been put into operation by the owners TenneT, Statnett and KfW.
For NKT, the turnkey project comprised design, manufacture and installation of 154 km submarine plus 54 km underground power cable systems for the German sector of the power link. The 1400MW NordLink enables Norway to export its stable hydro power to help Germany meet its daily power demand by balancing out the natural fluctuations from the German wind power production. For Norway, the NordLink connection enables the integration of surplus from the German wind and solar power, which needs to be used instantly.
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