JAN DE NUL TO INSTALL CRETE-PELOPONNESE INTERCONNECTION
De Nul Group and Hellenic Cables will together install a 135.7
km submarine power cable between
the island of Crete and the Peloponnese region of the Greek mainland. Hellenic
Cables will manufacture the submarine cable in its 100% subsidiary Fulgor
SA, while Jan De Nul Group will carry out installation of the cable in
water depths up to 980 metres, using its cable laying vessel Isaac Newton,
with the pre- and post-lay protection works up to 600 meters water depth.
Independent Hellenic Transmission Operator (ADMIE) is the operator of the
Wouter Vermeersch, Manager Offshore Cables at Jan De Nul Group commented:
‘After the successful execution of the Borkum Riffgrund 2 and Trianel
export cable projects back in 2018, we are pleased to continue our good
relationship with Hellenic Cables through the award of this challenging
interconnection project. The cable route runs over very deep waters and
a difficult seabed with extremely steep slopes.’
In 2018, ADMIE awarded Fulgor a contract of approximately €140 million
to supply and install 135km 150 kV submarine cable (one of two cables to
connect the island of Crete to the national power transmission grid in
Peloponnese), and 87km 150kV underground cables to connect both submarine
cables to the national power transmission grid on the side of Peloponnese.
The assignment also covers the design, manufacturing, and installation
of 204 km 150 kV underground cables, connecting landing points of the submarine
cables in Crete to the HV substation in Chania area.