Hellenic Cables has been awarded a contract by Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks (“SSEN”), one of UK’s largest grid operators, for the supply of medium voltage submarine cables. The cables will replace older submarine cables connecting Scotland’s island communities.
SSEN owns and operates the 11kV and 33kV subsea distribution network across the north of Scotland, with a combined cable length of 440 km, and the company’s routine inspections have identified that a number of the cables connecting Scotland’s island communities are due for replacement by 2023.
Under the contract, Hellenic Cables will supply approximately 90 km of 11 kV and 33 kV composite submarine cables and associated accessories, including transition joints for connecting the power cores and optical units of the submarine cables to the network as well as submarine cable repair joints, which will be used for maintenance purposes.
The cables will be manufactured at Hellenic Cables’ plant in Corinth, Greece, in the second half of 2020. With its highly skilled and experienced personnel, state-of-the-art facilities and adherence to best working practices, the plant can produce and test some of the longest continuous lengths of submarine cables worldwide.