Since midnight of the night between 13 and 14 December, operations have been back to normal on the Kontek cable – the electrical interconnection between Zealand and Germany. On 20 November, the interconnection was put out of operation in order to connect the new submarine cables with the existing land cables.
The replacement of the submarine cables has thus been completed, and the electricity market can look forward to stable operations on the electrical interconnection between Eastern Denmark and Germany.
The submarine cables were replaced due to repeated instances of leaking joints, which meant that operations had to be suspended for periods of time in order to repair the cable.
The original submarine cable will be removed from the bottom of the sea in the course of 2011.