NKT to Repair Norway – Denmark Subsea Power Link

NKT, the power cable system provider, has been selected by Statnett to repair the Skagerrak 2 cable, which is one of the four links connecting Norway and Denmark.

The cable between Kristiansand in Norway and Tjele in Denmark was damaged in end-July due to external impact and NKT is going to do a turnkey repair on the 250 kV mass impregnated (MI) high-voltage direct current (HVDC) cable system.

The repair will include everything from project management, jointing engineering, marine engineering and supply of jointing material to the full repair operation. The new cable laying vessel NKT Victoria will be used for the offshore operation scheduled to be carried out in October and November this year.

“We are very pleased to be working with Statnett to get the link operational as soon as possible so the energy connection between Norway and Denmark is fully restored. It is a challenging time of the year to do a high-precision offshore operation but with the technological capabilities of our vessel NKT Victoria and the experienced organisation we can manage the operation and help Statnett reduce the down time of the cable,” said Oliver Schlodder, executive VP, Head of NKT Service and Accessories.