Nexans wins subsea cable contract for HVDC link

Nexans has won a €340m (£274m) subsea cable contract from Terna Rete Italia for the supply and installation of a power cable for the high-voltage direct current (HVDC) link between Italy and Montenegro.

The link will connect the Italian peninsula with the Balkans and will contribute to improve the integration of the European countries’ electricity systems.

The HVDC interconnection will be approximately 415km in length, comprising 393km of subsea cable and 22km of underground cable for the onshore connections.

It will feature two 500kV HVDC cables in a bipolar configuration (two x 500MW), with one cable supplied by Nexans.