Prysmian awarded Danish underground cables contract

Danish transmission-grid operator has awarded Prysmian Cables & Systems a contract worth more than €40m (£39m) for the development of a land HVDC cable system for the Skagerrak 4 interconnection between Norway and Denmark.

The contract comprises of the supply, jointing and testing of 92km of 500kV mass-impregnated underground cable system and related accessories, with a transmission capacity of 700MW, that will be made at Prysmian’s manufacturing facility in Arco Felice in Naples, Italy.

The realisation of Skagerrak 4 has been agreed upon by the Danish and the Norwegian transmission grid operators and Statnett in order to increase the capacity of the existing power transmission system between Norway and Denmark, thus enhancing the efficiency and competitiveness of the Nordic electricity market.

The project, which is scheduled for completion by late 2014, will contribute to the development of a more environmentally-friendly power market in Europe, by supporting the export of renewable energy produced in Norway and the growth of wind-power generation in Denmark.