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
by Statkraft Asset Holding 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