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Not to be confused with NorGer.
Map europe NORD.LINK and NorGer cable.svg
Country Norway
From Ertsmyra, Norway
Passes through North Sea
To Diele or Brunsbüttel, Germany
Ownership information
Partners Statnett
TenneT TSO
Construction information
Expected 2019
Technical information
Type submarine cable
Type of current HVDC
Total length 623 km (387 mi)
Power rating 1,400 MW

NordLink is a proposed subsea HVDC power cable between Norway and Germany. The over 500 kilometres (310 mi) long cable will have a capacity of 1,400 megawatt (MW) and an operational voltage of 500 kV.[1][2] It is estimated to cost €1.5–2 billion,[3] which was financed in 2015[4] when Statnett decided to realize the project.[5] The interconnector is planned installed between a new substation at Ertsmyra (near Tonstad) in Norway and Wilster substation in Schleswig-Holstein in Germany.[6] The new connection would be tested in late 2019, and operational in 2020.[4]

The Norwegian state owned company and transmission system operator, Statnett SF, owns 50% of the project, whilst the Dutch transmission system operator TenneT TSO and the German state owned bank KfW own the other half. A cable between Norway and Germany is listed in the EU's projects of common interest (PCI).[1][7]

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  1. ^ a b "Statnett and E.ON mull Norway-Germany subsea cable". Power Engineering International. PennWell Corporation. 2008-01-10. Retrieved 2008-01-13. 
  2. ^ "Statnett and E.ON Netz Launch Joint Feasibility Study for a DC-Cable Between Norway And Germany". Transmission & Distribution World. Penton Media, Inc. 2008-02-06. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  3. ^ Evans, Piers Grimley (2012-12-04). "Germany and Norway to build 1.4 GW link". Power Engineering International. PennWell Corporation. Retrieved 2013-03-29. 
  4. ^ a b Erste Aufträge für 1.400-MW-Seekabel Nordlink vergeben Page 2
  5. ^ Lie, Øyvind. "Statnett bygger kraftkabel til Tyskland" Teknisk Ukeblad, 10 February 2015. Retrieved : 22 February 2015.
  6. ^ Crampsie, Sian (2010-04-12). "Statnett submits Nord.Link licence". Utility Week. Reed Business Information. Retrieved 2010-11-14. 
  7. ^ "Nordic Grid Development Plan 2014" page 59, Document no. 13/81818 - 5. Nordic TSOs, August 2014. Retrieved : January 2015.

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