Athens, March 31th , 2020
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.
Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks (“SSEN”) is the trading name of Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution Limited, Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission PLC, Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution PLC and Southern Electric Power Distribution PLC is part of the SSE plc group. It is one of two energy companies in the UK to be involved both in electricity transmission and electricity distribution. SSEN manages two distribution networks and one transmission network. The company manages two of the fourteen distribution licenses in Great Britain. The company’s electricity distribution and transmission networks carry electricity to over 3.7 million homes and businesses across the north of the Central Belt of Scotland, as well as Central Southern England. www.ssen.co.uk
Hellenic Cables is one of the largest cable producers in Europe, manufacturing power and telecom cables as well as submarine cables for various industries, including offshore wind and utilities, as well as undertaking turnkey power transmission and distribution projects. Through its fully-owned subsidiary Fulgor SA, Hellenic Cables operates its submarine cables plant in Corinth, Greece, where the production and testing of some of the longest submarine cable lengths without factory joints on a worldwide basis is empowered by the Company’s state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. Hellenic Cables recently implemented a EUR 150 million investment plan for the production of high and extra high-voltage submarine cables at Corinth plant. Looking ahead, additional investments in technology and innovative cable solutions are decided, as a way of contributing to the creation of a sustainable future for its stakeholders. Hellenic Cables represents the cable production segment of Cenergy Holdings SA. For further information please visit Hellenic Cables website at www.hellenic-cables.com