As a supplier to many clean energy infrastructure projects, Elcowire plays a key role in building a more sustainable society. The projects we are involved in include the development of various interconnectors, something which forms an important part of the European Union’s vision for a greener and more unified electricity market.
One example is the “Viking Link” project, where Elcowire is a partner as a significant supplier of copper conductors. Currently under construction, the Viking Link is a 1400 MW underwater high voltage direct current (HVDC) cable connecting British and Danish electricity transmission systems. It will run between the Bicker Fen substation in Lincolnshire, UK and the Revsing substation in southern Jutland, Denmark, and will be approximately 760 kilometres in length.
In addition to a lower investment cost, HVDC technology ensures lower loss than equivalent AC transmission.
It can be used to transfer power between separate AC networks and can be automatically controlled to support either network during transient conditions, without the risk that a major power-system collapse in one network will lead to a collapse in the second.
DOGGER BANK WIND FARM
We are proud of being one of the suppliers to the high voltage cable to the world’s largest offshore Wind Farm, Dogger Bank, located more than 130km off the North East coast of England.
Elcowire will deliver 800 km Copper Conductor from its High Voltage Business Unit to Dogger Bank Wind Farm, which extends over approx 1700km². Upon completion it will have an installed generation capacity of up to 3.6GW and be capable of powering 6 million British homes.
Offshore Wind Energy is one of the most important renewable energies solutions. It is a renewable energy production process that has led to incredible innovations in recent years. These advances have all been made with the same aim: to generate clean energy in order to reduce global warming. It contributes and supports economic growth, employment opportunities and enhances human welfare from its supply chain and life cycle and by replacing fossil fuel.