New Nexans cable systems for low-loss high-voltage direct current transmission

525 kV XLPE DC cable passes type test; paper-insulated 600 kV DC subsea cable is fully qualified

Hanover, 24 April 2017 – Following the successful introduction of the 320 kV XLPE underground cable for direct current applications, Nexans can now offer a similar product for 525 kV DC cable routes as well. The cable system has successfully completed R&D and type tests under loads far in excess of the specified standards. This 525 kV DC cable is an important step towards meeting the requirements for low loss and high capacity over long distances in the power grid.

Nexans has also devised a more efficient solution for linking offshore wind farms situated far from the coast, as well as for international connections: a new, paper-insulated 600 kV subsea cable. The new DC cable has already been qualified and can transport up to 1900 MW in a bipolar configuration. Transmission system operators will appreciate the quick joint system that accompanies the cable system, as it makes installation a much quicker process. This is particularly important for connections involving inland sections using mass-impregnated cables, as the shorter installation times required for the joints are especially useful for such applications.

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Nexans Germany is one of the leading cable manufacturers in Europe. The company is offering an extensive range of high performance cables, systems, and components for the telecommunications and energy sectors, rounded off by superconducting materials and components, Cryoflex transfer systems and special machinery for the cable industry. Producing at manufacturing plants with approx.. 11,000 employees in Germany and abroad, the sales in 2016 amounts to approx. thousand million Euro. The full integration into the Nexans Group Nexans Germany also benefits from excel-lent opportunities to use the available synergies in all corporate fields, which not only applies to worldwide projects but also to research and development, the exchange of know-how, and to other areas. More information on