Submarine power export cable sample

2011 in unknown place
Submarine power export cable sample

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Submarine power export cable sample
Science Museum Group Collection
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Submarine power cable sample, made by Prysmian in 2011. The cable is the same type used in Vattenfall’s offshore wind farm at Thanet, Kent.

Power export cables laid underground and underwater safely transport low carbon electricity to the grid. This cable can carry around 180 megawatts of power from an off-shore windfarm. That’s enough to boil 60,000 kettles simultaneously! Even bigger cables, called interconnectors, link the National Grid to supply networks in mainland Europe. This power export cable sampleis of type used in Vattenfall's Thanet offshore wind farm and to be used in wind farms in north-west England. Cable type intended for use in the north-west of England.


Electricity Supply
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copper (metal), plastic (unidentified) and stainless steel
Overall (lying flat): 250 mm x 200 mm x 200 mm, 14.5 kg
electricity supply cable