Image source: Sumitomo Electric

Sumitomo Electric contracts with 50Hertz

Germany, Norderstedt: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., has been awarded a contract by German transmission system operator, 50Hertz.

The scope of the contract is replacing a part of the Germany-Denmark Interconnector (KONTEK). It covers design, procurement, production, transport, civil work, and installation of XLPE*1 insulated HVDC cable and ancillary components. The contract also covers more than 10 years maintenance service, including emergency response to minimise the system unavailability.

Sumitomo Electric has developed and commercialised unique HVDC XLPE insulation technology that withstands the Polarity reversal*2 operation required for conventional LCC Converter System.

Sumitomo Electric, which in 2019 successfully commissioned the NEMO Interconnector for Elia Group and UK National Grid, recently opened its Power Cable Project office in Germany to enhance the company’s capability to support customers in Europe throughout construction and maintenance phases.


Source: Sumitomo Electric