Picture of cable that will distribute surplus energy between Norway and England

Safepath secures work around unique project

Exciting ingredients in project!

The world's longest submarine cable, environmentally friendly solutions for exchanging surplus energy, offensive Nexans and our good customer and partner North Sea Link Limited together with Maritime Logistic Services (MLS) are the ingredients in this exciting setup.


North Sea link is a project that will ensure efficient delivery of surplus energy between Norway and the United Kingdom. The project is innovative and environmentally friendly and includes, among other things, the laying of the world's longest submarine cable. The cable route runs from Kvilldal in Norway to Blyth in the UK and is a full 720 km long! The giant project is owned by Statnett and National Grid.


Nexans has the contract for laying cable from the starting point in Rogaland, out the entire fjord route in Hylsfjorden and then the sea route to the British side. In collaboration with Maritime Logistic Services, a company in the NorSea group, we provide the Safepath™ monitoring services on the Norwegian side of the project.


Both Norway and the United Kingdom are working to increase the use of energy from renewable resources. The North Sea link project is building infrastructure for the exchange of surplus energy from renewable sources between the two nations. North Sea Link will have a capacity of as much as 1400MW when it is put into operation.


Nexan's responsibility in the project involves challenging operations both on land and on the seabed as deep as down to 600 meters. Nexan's own cabling vessel C / S Nexans Skagerrak is carrying out the operations. Maritime Logistic Service delivers patrol vessels along the route and Safepath™ monitors the marine operations.


For us at Safepath™ it means a lot to be a supplier in this unique project. We contribute our expertise in an international project that will provide Norwegians and Brits with more environmentally friendly energy solutions in the future.


We thank you for your trust!



Photos: borrowed from North Sea Link