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NKT selects local subcontractors for the installation and logistics of the German corridor projects

May 12, 2022

NKT is preparing for the installation of the power cable systems for the SuedLink and SuedOstLink cable projects and has signed contracts with local subcontractors supporting in the upcoming execution of the 525 kV HVDC power cable projects.

In 2020, NKT was awarded a major part of the SuedLink and SuedOstLink projects which will enable the transport of renewable energy from the Northern part of Germany to the South. NKT now announces three local subcontractors supporting the logistics and cable installation of the HVDC power cable systems for the projects.
- As a major supplier for several of the German corridor projects, we are proud to support the transition to renewable energy in Germany with our extensive experience and proven power cable technologies. With the selection of subcontractors, we take an important step in installing the power cable infrastructure needed for the Energiewende. All three contractors have a proven track record from other cable projects, a local German footprint and have successfully supported us before, says Alexander Kara, President and CEO of NKT.
NKT has completed a major milestone in the projects by qualifying and selecting the following subcontractors for cable installation and logistics:
  • Hegmann Transit GmbH & Co
  • Bohlen & Doyen Bau GmbH
  • ea.R Energieanlagen Ramonat GmbH
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NKT has a strong footprint in Germany and an important part of the power cables for the corridor projects will be manufactured and tested at the high-voltage factory in Cologne. Besides the qualification process of the subcontractors, local presence in Germany has been part of the selection criteria. Local support for the German infrastructure projects will not only increase efficiency and sustainability of the project but will also contribute to the German economy and creation of jobs in the country.
The German corridor projects consist of three long-distance power transmission lines to transport renewable energy from the Northern parts of the country to the South. These transmissions lines with 525 kV HVDC power cables are key to realize Energiewende, Germany’s long-term strategy to move to renewable energy by 2050.
Louise Westh Naldal
VP Group Communications
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