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Large order secured by NKT to aid grid upgrade for Polish utility

June 13, 2024 | by The Jeuns

NKT Signs Major Order with Polish Utility to Enhance Power Grid Infrastructure

NKT, a leading provider of power cable solutions, has secured a significant contract to deliver 1300 km of 20 kV cables to Tauron, a prominent distribution system operator in Poland. The aim of this project is to strengthen and upgrade the power grid infrastructure in the country, supporting the transition to a more robust and sustainable energy system.

Poland has set ambitious targets to increase the share of renewable energy in its energy mix to over 30% by 2030. This includes a substantial growth in solar power capacity, with projections reaching between 5-7 GW by 2030 and 10-16 GW by 2040. NKT’s contribution to this green transition involves providing essential power cable solutions to reinforce Tauron’s power grid network.

Carlos Fernandez, EVP of Applications at NKT, expressed pride in supporting Poland’s efforts to modernize its power grids and transition towards a more efficient energy infrastructure. He highlighted the increasing demand for medium- and high-voltage power cables across Europe, leading NKT to invest significantly in expanding its production capacity to meet the growing needs of customers.

By collaborating with Tauron, NKT is actively participating in the modernization of the energy distribution network in southern Poland. As part of the project, 1300 km of 20 kV power cables will be delivered throughout 2024-2025, contributing to the overall enhancement of the power transmission infrastructure in the region.

With a dedicated team of over 400 employees in Poland, NKT remains committed to supporting the country’s energy goals and infrastructure development initiatives. The partnership with Tauron, the largest electricity distributor in Poland, reflects NKT’s ongoing efforts to support the country’s transition to a greener and more sustainable energy future.

Key Facts:
– Delivery of 1300 km of 20 kV power cables to Tauron Group
– Tauron Group supplies 51.6 TWh of electricity in southern Poland
– Serving 5.8 million customers over an area of 57,000 km2

NKT continues to play a crucial role in connecting a greener world through its high-quality power cable solutions. With a history dating back to 1891, NKT has been at the forefront of power cable technology innovation, supporting the evolution towards renewable energy sources. The company’s commitment to sustainability and green energy aligns with the global shift towards a more environmentally friendly and efficient energy infrastructure.

For more information about NKT and its power cable solutions, visit www.NKT.com.

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