Thomas Kruger, project manager with Vattenfall. Also a high potential of savings arises: while specially made switchgear and cable must be so generous today, to withstand the most extreme short-circuit currents, components could be used, which are much smaller and less expensive. Therefore, the power station operator has great interest in limiter techniques. They provide additional security and reduce total investment costs.” “Application in transportation and distribution networks it is possible the second complete system we deliver, and worldwide the first usage of a superconducting current limiter in a power station, so a technologically very challenging environment”, explained Dr. Joachim Bock, Managing Director of Nexans SuperConductors. Is crucial for us that the systems without public funding have been realized, is the international comparison so far without precedent. ” The first Complete system from Nexans SuperConductors was recently successfully installed in a medium voltage network in England.
In the transport and distribution network superconductive current limiter new opportunities, so Dr. Bock: you can important components in Smart grids are the electricity networks of the future. As well they will play a role in the increasing integration of renewable energies, in particular from wind power, because each additional supply increases the short circuit power in the network”, Buck continues. Growing interest on the part of the energy industry. We have a growing interest in the new technology and have already started with the design of the next device”, says Dr. Bock. The production is to start in the near future. About Nexans Germany Nexans Germany is one of the leading cable manufacturers in Europe.
The company offers a comprehensive range of high-performance cables, systems and components for the telecommunications and energy sectors. The programme is rounded off by superconducting materials, Components and systems, Cryoflex transfer lines and special machines for the cable industry. It is made in Germany and abroad with approx.