- Published: 01 February 2016 01 February 2016
Prysmian Group has been awarded a new contract worth around € 250 million for an HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) submarine interconnector that will link Denmark and the Netherlands, by TenneT TSO and Energinet.dk.
The COBRAcable (“COpenhagen BRussels Amsterdam”cable) enables the further integration of renewable energy into the electricity grids. The contract involves the turn-key supply and installation of an HVDC bipole - using single core cables with extruded insulation technology - that will operate at a voltage level of ±320 kV with a rating of approximately 700MW. It will run along a total route of around 325 kilometres, from Eemshaven (NL) to Endrup (DK) via the German sector of the North Sea, and will include two onshore lengths of 1 km on the Dutch side and 25 km on the Danish side to link to the onshore converter stations, which are to be provided under separate contract by Siemens. Delivery of the cable system is scheduled by the 3rd Quarter of 2018.