Baltic Cable AB owns, operates and maintains a 600 MW submarine HVDC link
between Trelleborg, Sweden and Lübeck, Germany. Baltic Cable AB located
in Malmö, Sweden, was established in 1991. Baltic Cable is owned
Energi AS (100% of the shares) in Norway.
The company's first task was to design, purchase and commission the HVDC link. A project team was formed in 1991 and organised in three subprojects: Cable, Converter and Overhead line. The total project cost amounted to 2 billion SEK or 280 million USD and the link was taken into operation in December 1994. The main data for the HVDC link are 450 kV DC, 600 MW and a cable length of 250 km.
Advantages of the link