Südkabel GmbH scores Greenlink contract

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 13/05/2022 Südkabel GmbH

Südkabel GmbH has secured a contract with Sumitomo Electric to deliver cable for the for the
Greenlink Interconnector between Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Operating from Mannheim, Germany, Südkabel GmbH is set to to supply, install and commission approximately 63 km of 320 kV HVDC onshore cabling.

Südkabel GmbHManaging Director Dr. Johannes Kaumanns commented: "We are very proud to support one of Europe's major HVDC-link projects for the energy transition to achieve the sustainable climate and environment protection targets through our close collaboration as technology partner with Sumitomo Electric Industries. Ltd. This includes our European competence in the manufacturing of HVDC cables -Made in Germany-,"


The
Greenlink project comprises a 200km subsea and onshore high-voltage direct current (HVDC) cable system, two converter stations, a tail station at Great Island in Wexford, Ireland, and onshore cable works in Wexford and Pembrokeshire, Wales. The project’s nominal capacity of 500MW is equivalent to powering around 380,000 homes. Project owner Partners Group reached financial close on the project back in March.  The project is considered of critical importance in Europe and has been awarded "Project of Common Interest" status by the European Commission.

The contract for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) was awarded in September last year to a consortium comprising Siemens Energy AG (Siemens Energy) and Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. (Sumitomo Electric).

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