General – High-voltage Cables
Transmission System Operator TenneT awarded mega contract for high-voltage AC cables in the Netherlands and Germany to eight partners.
The transition from fossil to sustainable energy requires an expansion of the electricity grid.
To this end, TenneT will be laying around 900 km of high-voltage connections in Germany and no less than 4,000 km of cable in the Netherlands in the coming years.
TenneT does this together with eight partners. They will supply and install AC power cables for the 110, 150, 220 and 380 kV onshore high voltage connections in Germany and the Netherlands. The total value of this project is estimated at 1.5 billion euros.
According to TenneT the operator will soon be able to install longer cables of up to 5,000 meters in one piece. For comparison: now that is still 1,500 meters. A huge step forward! This will reduce the impact on the environment during construction and reduce the risk of disruptions.
TenneT shapes the energy transition together with:
• BRUGG KABEL AG (Germany/Switzerland)
• LS Cable & System (South Korea)
• NKT (Germany)
• Prysmian Group (The Netherlands)
• Südkabel GmbH (Germany)
• Taihan Cable & Solution (The Netherlands/South Korea)
• TBEA Shandong Luneng Taishan Cable Co. (China)
• TKF (BV Twentsche Kabelfabriek) (The Netherlands)