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Location of NorNed
Country Norway, Netherlands
Coordinates 53°26′4″N 6°51′57″E / 53.43444°N 6.86583°E / 53.43444; 6.86583 (NorNed - Eemshaven Static Inverter Plant)
58°16′58″N 6°51′55″E / 58.28278°N 6.86528°E / 58.28278; 6.86528 (NorNed - Feda Static Inverter Plant)
General direction north–south
From Feda, Norway
Passes through North Sea
To Eemshaven, Netherlands
Ownership information
Partners Statnett, TenneT
Construction information
Construction started 2006
Commissioned 2008
Technical information
Type submarine cable
Type of current HVDC
Total length 580 km (360 mi)
Power rating 700 MW
AC Voltage 300 kV (Feda), 400 kV (Eemshaven)
DC Voltage ±450 kV
Number of poles 1[1]

NorNed is a 580-kilometre (360 mi) long HVDC submarine power cable between Feda in Norway and the seaport of Eemshaven in the Netherlands, which interconnects both countries' electricity grids. It is the longest submarine power cable in the world.[2] Budgeted at €550 million, and completed at a cost of €600m,[3] the NorNed cable is a bipolar HVDC link with a voltage of ±450 kV and a capacity of 700 MW. NorNed is a joint project of the Norwegian transmission system operator Statnett and its Dutch counterpart TenneT.

Although classed as a "bipolar" HVDC scheme, the NorNed scheme is unusual for a Line-Commutated (thyristor-based) HVDC scheme since there is just one 12-pulse converter at each end of the scheme, midpoint-grounded at Eemshaven. With voltage-source converter-based HVDC systems, this arrangement with the two high voltage cables at equal and opposite voltages but only a single converter at each end is referred to as a Symmetrical monopole.

Consequently, with a DC voltage of ±450 kV, the converter for the NorNed project has a terminal to terminal DC voltage rating of 900 kV, making it (as of 2012) the highest voltage rating of any HVDC converter in the world.

Installation of the first sections was started in early 2006; the final section was laid by the end of 2007. On the Dutch shore, TenneT has connected the cable to the 380 kV Dutch high‑voltage grid. In Feda, Statnett has done the same for the 300 kV Norwegian transmission grid. Commercial operation started on 5 May 2008 with a capacity auction. The first commercial power transfer took place on 6 May 2008.[4]

After two months of operation, the cable generated revenues of approximately €50 million. In the business case drawn up for the NorNed cable, annual revenues were estimated at €64 million.[5]

NorNed has been included in European Market Coupling Company operations as of 12 January 2011.[6]


Site Coordinates
Eemshaven Converter Station 53°26′4″N 6°51′57″E / 53.43444°N 6.86583°E / 53.43444; 6.86583 (NorNed - Eemshaven Converter Station)
Feda Converter Station 58°16′58″N 6°51′55″E / 58.28278°N 6.86528°E / 58.28278; 6.86528 (NorNed - Feda Converter Station)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1]>The NorNed Project (ABB website)
  2. ^ Skog, J.E., van Asten, H., Worzyk, T., Andersrød, T., Norned – World’s longest power cable, CIGRÉ session, Paris, 2010, paper reference B1-106.
  3. ^ NorNed operational NorNed, 6 May 2008. Retrieved: 23 August 2010.
  4. ^ "NorNed auction expected to start Monday May 5" (Press release). TenneT. 2008-04-28. Retrieved 2008-05-05. 
  5. ^ "NorNed cable off to a promising start" (Press release). TenneT. 2008-07-09. Retrieved 2008-07-21. 
  6. ^ "Marketcoupling on NorNed-cable" (Press release). TenneT. 2011-01-12. Retrieved 2011-01-15. 

External links[edit]

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Windpower Monthly (subscription)
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 04:38:05 -0700

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Sat, 13 Sep 2014 11:02:48 -0700

Elektrische Energie kann damit in beide Richtungen übertragen werden. Die gesamten Kosten des sogenannten NorNed-Kabels beliefen sich auf rund 600 Millionen Euro. Schon nach vier Monaten Betrieb soll das Kabel einen Ertrag von etwa 70 Millionen ...
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 05:11:15 -0700

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:49:48 -0700

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Duurzaam Actueel

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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:04:50 -0700

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Wiener Zeitung
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:14:28 -0700

Die gesamten Kosten des sogenannten NorNed-Kabels beliefen sich auf rund 600 Millionen Euro. Schon nach vier Monaten Betrieb soll das Kabel einen Ertrag von etwa 70 Millionen Euro eingebracht haben, was knapp 12 Prozent der Baukosten entspricht.
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