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Production of NordBalt sea cable begins

Following the completion of tests of the cable for the international power link NordBalt, the production of the cable has been launched in Sweden. The 900 kilometres long cable will take 15 months to make, the start of its installation in the Baltic Sea is scheduled for March 2014. The link is expected to function in December 2015.

“The project follows the schedule precisely: international tenders for contract-based work have been submitted, necessary permits have been obtained, the sources of financing have been agreed upon, an agreement on the intersection of NordBalt and Nord Stream has been signed, and the cable has been tested. NordBalt can be boasted as an exemplary energy project in Lithuania,” Virgilijus Poderys, the CEO of the electricity transmission system operator Litgrid, says.

The international power link NordBalt will connect the Lithuanian and Swedish energy systems and will enable the development of the common electricity market of the Baltic and Nordic countries. The link will consist of high-voltage undersea and underground cables and converter stations in Klaipėda (Lithuania) and in Nybro (Sweden).

Litgrid is in charge of the integration of the Lithuanian energy system into the Continental European Network. During the nine months of 2011, LTL 92.1 million were invested into the strategic energy projects of NordBalt (Lithuania-Sweden) and LitPol Link (Lithuania- Poland).

For more information:
Vilija Railaitė, Head of Communications
Tel.: 8613 19977
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