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LS becomes first Korean HVDC cable supplier to Europe

EM News Bureau ,  Friday, May 17, 2013, 14:35 Hrs  [IST]

LS Cable & System has become be the first cable maker in Korea to introduce HVDC cables to the European market. The company has announced that it would supply 24.5km of 285kV extra high voltage submarine cables and connectors to Energinet.dk, and 25.7km of 150kV EHV submarine cables and connectors to Van Oord in the Netherlands, a leading international contractor specializing in offshore projects.

In particular, the HVDC cables supplied to Denmark will be the first such cables to be exported. It will be used to replace one of the old submarine cables installed between Jutland and Laesoe Island in the northeastern part of Denmark. HVDC refers to the method of converting the alternate current generated by the power plant into direct current, transmitting it and converting it back into alternate current and supplying it. It can transmit a large quantity of electric power over a long distance with minimum loss. EHV cables used for this purpose must be robust enough to withstand high voltage applied to the cables during transmission of direct current.

In an independent development, LS Cable & System announced the development of high-performance fire resistant cables to withstand temperature up to 1,000 degree Celsius during fire. The new products supply power and signals for more than three hours to fire fighting and prevention facilities, such as emergency power system, fire alarm, sprinkler and poisonous gas ventilator, in order to allow for people to evacuate from buildings and facilities in the event of fire.
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