Cablel® Hellenic Cables Group: Three contracts with Danish TSO Energinet.dk for cable connection between Denmark and Sweden and replacement of overhead lines within Denmark
The Hellenic Cables Group has been awarded by the Danish national electricity transmission system operator Energinet.dk two contracts for the planning, design and supply of both submarine and underground cables and supply and installation of accessories connecting the substations “Teglstrupgård” in Denmark and “Laröd” in Sweden, as well as a third contract for the planning, design and supply of underground cables for the replacement of the old overhead line between the substations “Ejby” and “Vejleå” within Denmark. The above contracts form part of the overall planning of Energinet.dk for modernising the interconnection between the national grids of Denmark and Sweden and taking Danish overhead powerlines underground, while the award of these high - profile projects underlines the Cablel ® Hellenic Cables Group’s pre-eminent position among the few global high-voltage submarine and underground cable manufacturers, which are capable of successfully executing complex projects.
In particular, the contracts awarded to the Hellenic Cables Group involve the planning, design and supply of 150 kV three core and 132 kV single core submarine cables, 132 kV and 150kV single core underground cables as well as the supply, delivery and installation of joints and terminations. The contracts comprise the supply of approx. 18 km of submarine cables and 75 km of underground cables.
The 132 kV XLPE insulated, single core unarmoured submarine cables as well as the 150 kV XLPE insulated, three-core composite submarine cables will be produced by the Hellenic Cables Group at its Fulgor plant in Corinth, Greece, while the single core 132 kV and 150kV high-voltage underground cables will be produced at its plant in Thiva, Greece. All three contracts are to be completed by the end of 2017.
Both plants operate state-of-the-art facilities and modern manufacturing lines which guarantee high technology and quality of production, while also employing highly skilled and experienced professionals. It is also noteworthy that the high technology infrastructure of the Fulgor submarine cables plant, enables production and testing of submarine cables in long, continuous lengths, with a minimum number of factory joints. It is noted that over the last years, the Group has continued to develop a wide range of technologically innovative cabling solutions and know-how from high voltage submarine cables to extra high voltage power cables as well as optical fibre submarine cable.
About the Cablel® Hellenic Cables Group:
The Cablel® Hellenic Cables Group represents the cable production and marketing segment of Viohalco SA, and is one of the largest cable manufacturers in Europe, exporting to more than 50 countries. The Group’s production base comprises six plants in Greece, Romania and Bulgaria. It operates as a manufacturer of underground and submarine power cables from low voltage up to extra-high voltage, and as a manufacturer of special cables and enamelled wires for applications in various industries, while also undertaking the completion of turnkey power transmission and distribution projects. The Hellenic Cables Group has also strongly emerged in the telecommunications industry as a manufacturer of telecommunication cables, including optical fibre cables for underground, aerial and submarine use. The Group recently implemented a Eur. 65 million approx. investment plan for the manufacture of high-voltage and extra high-voltage submarine cables at its Corinth plant. Looking ahead, additional investments in technology and innovative cable solutions are planned, as a way of contributing to the creation of a sustainable future for its stakeholders.
Energinet.dk is an independent public enterprise owned by the Danish state as represented by the Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate. Energinet.dk owns the Danish electricity and gas transmission system and is the co-owner of the electrical interconnections to Norway, Sweden and Germany. The main task is to maintain the overall short-term and long-term security of electricity and gas supply. Energinet.dk's vision is balance in a sustainable energy system concurrently with covering an increasingly larger part of Denmark's energy consumption from renewable energy.