J-Power Systems Awarded NEMO Link Contract
J-Power Systems Corporation (JPS), a subsidiary of Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., has been awarded a contract, for a subsea high-voltage direct current (HVDC) interconnector cable system between UK and Belgium.
The contract was awarded by NEMO Link Limited, a joint venture between National Grid Interconnector Holdings Limited, a subsidiary company of the UK’s National Grid Plc, and the Belgian Elia group.
The cable system consists of a 130-km subsea cable route and an 11.5-km land cable route. The cable will be connected to HVDC converter stations in both Kent and Zeebrugge. The overall project value of NEMO LINK will be approximately €500 million.
JPS’s responsibility under the contract will be a full EPC including design, manufacturing and installation of a state-of-the-art HVDC XLPE insulated cable system – the first time it will have been used operationally as an HVDC system at DC 400 kV. XLPE is an abbreviation of cross-linked polyethylene.
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