Wordwide cable expert Nexans have been awarded contracts to supply and install power cable for the high voltage current link between Italy and Montenegro.
The contracts are worth $388m and were awarded by Terna Rete Italia S.p.A, a company fully owned by Terna S.p.A, the operator of Italy’s electricity transmission system.
The new link between Italy and Montenegro will connect the Italian peninsula with the Balkans and will contribute to improve the integration of the European Countries’ electricity systems.
The HVDC interconnection between Italy and Montenegro will be approximately 415 km in length, comprising 393 km of subsea cable and 22 km of underground cable for the onshore connections. It will feature two 500 kV HVDC cables in a bipolar configuration (2 x 500 MW), with one cable supplied by Nexans.
Frédéric Michelland, Senior Corporate Executive Vice President of Nexans said “The successful delivery of high profile HVDC projects such as Skagerrak, NorNed, Cometa and Fenno-Skan II has played an important part in our selection for this challenging link.”
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