November 5 (Renewables Now) - The Netherlands and Denmark inaugurated on Monday the 700-MW COBRAcable submarine interconnector that links the two countries.
The official inauguration event was held simultaneously in Eemshaven, the Netherlands, and Endrup in Denmark. The COBRAcable facilitates the transport of renewable energy between the two countries.
Italian cable maker Prysmian SpA (BIT:PRY) said in a statement it has successfully completed the high voltage direct current (HVDC) test on the interconnector. The company won the contract for this project in February 2016 from the respective operators of the Dutch and Danish power transmission grids -- TenneT TSO BV and Energinet SOV. It supplied and installed a 320-kV HVDC bipole system, including 325 km of single-core cables.
Prysmian noted it produced all submarine cables in Arco Felice, Italy, and Pikkala, Finland, while the manufacture of land cables took place in Gron, France.