NKT Signs Long-term Service Agreements Covering Offshore Power Cable Systems
Elia Asset SA, 50Hertz Transmission GmbH and Nemo Link Ltd. each have awarded NKT a 5-year service contract for service works on their offshore assets.
NKT has entered into service agreements with Elia, 50Hertz and Nemo Link with the purpose to ensure efficient integration of energy into the Belgian, UK and German power grid. With the agreements, NKT and the three grid operators join forces to ensure minimum downtime in case of unpredicted damages to the assets included. The agreements cover several export cables connecting offshore wind parks to the onshore grid, and the interconnector Nemo Link connecting Belgium and the UK.
Within the scope of the agreements with Elia and 50Hertz, NKT will ensure offshore repair preparedness, including inspection and maintenance of spare parts, vessel support for fault localisation, offshore cable handling, offshore cable jointing work as well as engineering. An integral part of the agreements is also the vessel mobilisation guarantee. Within the agreement with Nemo Link, NKT will carry out all cable repair logistics.
“As the world moves towards green energy, the uptime of power cable connections become increasingly important to ensure efficient usage of the renewable energy produces. With these agreements, we are well prepared to support Elia, 50Hertz and Nemo Link with a fast response in the event of power cable damage. With the contracts, we once again demonstrate our leading market position as cable service provider for own as well as third party cables” says Axel Barnekow-Widmark, Executive Vice President and Head of Service & Installation at NKT.
NKT will be providing its highly experienced jointing technicians as well as suitable vessels, equipment and tools. The work will be carried out in accordance with tailored repair preparedness plans designed by NKT to ensure a quick mobilisation in case of damages to the offshore power cables.