NKT completes BritNed repair

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 08/07/2021 NKT
NKT has completed the second repair operation this year on the BritNed high voltage direct current subsea cable connection located in the sea north of the Strait of Dover connecting the UK with the Netherlands.

The operation was completed in the beginning of June where the BritNed interconnector also was back in operation.

"I am very satisfied with the result and that we once again demonstrate how our extensive experience in repair operations and the high degree of flexibility make a difference for our client," said Axel Barnekow Widmark, Executive Vice President and Head of Service at NKT.
"We are very satisfied with the collaboration with NKT and the creativity and craftmanship shown when redesigning an alternative solution for the cable repair route," said Dennis Stufkens, Operations Director at BritNed.

The 450kV BritNed was jointly developed by grid operators TenneT (Netherlands) and National Grid (UK). It has a length 250 km (two bundled cables) and a power rating of 1,000 MW. The HVDC cable was manufactured by ABB and installed by Global Marine systems. The cable first came to operations in April 2011.

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