General Cable to supply and install Gode Wind I Export cable

Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH (NSW), a subsidiary company of General Cable, was awarded an order by TenneT TSO GmbH (TenneT), a German-based transmission network operator, to supply and install 2 x 8,5 kilometers of 155 kV AC submarine transmission cable system.

NSW_Gode.jpgThe cable will provide the connection of the transformer platform of the future offshore wind park Gode Wind I to the converter station DolWin beta. DolWin beta is currently being constructed and will be located approximately 45 km from the German Coast in the North Sea. The offshore converter station DolWin beta will transform the wind energy generated offshore from AC into DC current; thus allowing the transport of current via a high-voltage DC submarine cable system 135 km to the onshore converter station Dörpen West. Production is scheduled to start in 2015.

Thorsten Schwarz, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing Turnkey Projects at General Cable: “We are very proud that we again have proven our competence and capabilities to TenneT. This new order further strengthens our position in the market for high-voltage submarine cable systems.”


Additonal information about the companies

TenneT is Europe’s first cross-border grid operator. With approximately 20,000 kilometres of extra-high voltage lines and 36 million end users in the Netherlands and Germany we rank among the top five grid operators in Europe. Our focus is to develop a north-west European energy market and to integrate renewable energy. Taking power further

General Cable (NYSE:BGC), a Fortune 500 Company, is a global leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of copper, aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, industrial, and communications markets. For more information about General Cable visit our website at

Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH (NSW), a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Cable since 2007, has been one of the world’s leading companies in the field of submarine telecommunication cables for over 111 years. Founded in 1899, NSW installed its first significant submarine telecommunication cable of approximately 7,993 kilometers in 1904. NSW and its more than 500 employees advise and support customers all over the world