NKT signs service agreement with TenneT for high-voltage cable systems

Oct 22, 2019

The German-Dutch power grid operator TenneT has awarded NKT a service contract covering cable jointing of offshore high-voltage power cables.

Welding of a high voltage cable during an offshore service installation

NKT has been awarded a three-year service agreement contract by the German-Dutch power grid operator TenneT covering the cable jointing part of a larger offshore service agreement. The contract covers the cable jointing work for seven power cable systems and includes a tailored preparedness plan designed by NKT to ensure minimum downtime in case of damages to the high-voltage power cables, which originally was manufactured by NKT.

For NKT, the agreement supports the company’s strategic focus to grow its service business as the industry attention for power cable service is expected to increase in the years ahead. The global transition to renewable energy creates a growing demand for reliable power cable connections for the expansion of both offshore wind and the interconnected onshore power grids.

- We are pleased to continue our close relationship with TenneT supporting the ongoing work to increase the share of renewable energy in the power grid. The agreement with TenneT is a milestone for NKT and our ambition to become the preferred service partner in the market. With the agreement, we support TenneT with our experienced jointing technicians, specially designed tools and equipment as well as guaranteed mobilisation time to minimize the potential downtime, says Oliver Schlodder, Executive Vice President and Head of Applications, Service & Accessories.

In total, the seven TenneT power cable systems covered by the service agreement deliver more than 3,000 MW of power. By providing power cable jointing services to one of the largest transmission system operators in Europe, NKT continues to support the ongoing transition to renewable energy in Germany and the Netherlands.

Pelle Fischer-Nielsen

External Communications Officer

Pelle Fischer Nielsen

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