Case study


    Norway & the Netherlands
    Power networks - Subsea

Project description:

  • To supply and install a subsea cable between Norway (Kvinesdal) and the Netherlands (Eemshaven) for the NorNed connection to improve reliability of supply in both countries.

Customer challenges:

  • NorNed should have a maximum capacity of 700 MW to improve the reliability of the power supply to both Norway and the Netherlands, and to stabilize power prices.

Nexans' solutions:

  • Nexans supplied two 156 km long mass-impregnated HVDC cables with a voltage of 450 kV. The cables were laid at a depth of 410 meters.
  • At 2 x 580 kilometers, in 2008, the cables between Kvinesdal in Norway and Eemshaven in the Netherlands were the world's longest subsea cables.
  • C/S Nexans Skagerrak laid all  the cables and performed protection work by using Nexans' Capjet system.

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