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TenneT Awards NKT high-voltage DC power cable contract for BorWin5

NKT has been awarded a turnkey contract of EUR 250m (approx. DKK 1.86bn) by TenneT to deliver and install a high-voltage DC (direct current) XLPE power cable system for the BorWin5 project in Northern Germany.

The order comprises the manufacturing of approx. 230 km of 320 kV high-voltage DC on-and offshore power cables and accessories as well as offshore installation by the cable-laying vessel NKT Victoria.

The power cables are expected to go into production by the end of 2021 with project commissioning in 2025.

NKT President and CEO Alexander Kara says: “Over the past years, NKT has established itself as a key partner in the green transformation of Europe. We have completed a number of power connections ensuring transmission of renewable energy and during 2020 we were awarded more interconnector projects as well as this new offshore wind farm connection in Germany. The BorWin5 project win proves the value of our long-term collaboration with TenneT and confirms our strong position as a highvoltage DC solution provider.”

BorWin5 is TenneT’s fourth offshore wind DC project off the coast of Borkum in northwestern Germany. It connects the offshore converter platform BorWin epsilon in the North Sea to the future converter station in Garrel/Ost close to Cloppenburg in Lower Saxony. As part of Germany’s transformation towards renewable energy supply, a 15 GW offshore wind power capacity is to be available by 2030, and with its 900 MW, BorWin5 is an important step to achieve this target. NKT adds to the green transformation with power cables produced in a plant running on 100% green electricity and with the purpose-built NKT Victoria being the industry’s most advanced and energy-efficient cable-laying vessel.

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