The NeuConnect Interconnector is a private project financed and developed by a group of international investors including Meridiam, Allianz Capital Partners, and Kansai Electric Power.
Sumitomo Electric has been nominated as subcontractor to supply a section of HVDC Mass Impregnated cable to Prysmian PowerLink, who secured the main contract with NeuConnect Britain Limited and NeuConnect Deutschland GmbH for the turn-key design, manufacturing, installation, testing, and commissioning of a 725 kilometer submarine interconnector that will directly link the German and UK electricity grids for the first time. The submarine cable, which forms part of the offshore cable route between the two countries, will be manufactured at Sumitomo Electric’s Osaka Works in Japan.
This is the Company’s sixth European HVDC power link project after MON. ITA (Montenegro-Italy), NEMO (UK-Belgium), A-Nord HVDC project (Germany), Kontek (Germany-Denmark) and Greenlink (Ireland-GB). HVDC cable technology, suitable for long-distance, high-capacity power transmission, is key to achieving net-zero emissions and more robust energy security infrastructures in the region.
Yasuyuki Shibata, Managing Executive Officer of Sumitomo Electric, commented: “We are honored to be the supplier for this project, which will form part of critical infrastructures to achieve net-zero emissions. As a leading player in the HVDC power transmission industry, Sumitomo Electric is committed to supporting the creation of a zero-carbon society with its reliable and trouble-free high-voltage cable system technology.”