For the customer 50Hertz, NKT manufactures and delivers three HVAC cable systems that will connect the two wind farms. The cable systems are manufactured in both our state-of-the-art high-voltage plants in Karlskrona, Sweden, and Cologne, Germany. Both factories run on 100% green electricity, ensuring a low carbon footprint of the power cable system.
In the Ostwind 2 project, the customer benefits from the involvement of two high-voltage plants. First of all, two factories enable more efficient production planning and a higher flexibility with regards to delivery schedules. Furthermore, the double production capacity makes it possible for NKT to deliver a total cable volume of almost 300 km.
The project has been awarded in a consortium with Boskalis Subsea Cables & Flexibles, who will do the offshore cable installation.
The order for Ostwind 2 underlines NKT’s leading position in the growing offshore wind market and strong position in the renewable energy market in general.
Our CEO Alexander Kara said:
“I am excited that we have been awarded our largest AC high-voltage cables order ever with the Ostwind 2 grid connection. The award is a recognition of our technology and know-how of complex high-voltage offshore projects. For NKT, this is also the first order where a customer benefits from having a cable order manufactured at both our high-voltage plants. This enables more efficient production planning and more flexible deliveries for our customer, 50Hertz.”