In total, it required 2,500 km of cables to establish Northern Europe’s largest solar energy plant. Delivered on time and at different drop sites to reduce subsequent need for transport.
2,500 kilometres of cable delivered on-time
When Northern Europe’s largest solar energy plant began to take shape, the specialists from Følsgaard A/S were involved in advising on dimensioning and making calculations on, among other things, short-circuit levels for the customer’s project organization. It turned out that a total of 2,500 km of cables of different types would be needed for low, medium and high voltage installations.
However, the sheer size of the order was far from the only challenge. The plant was dimensioned so large that no less than 15 drop-sites were established, each of which had to be provided with the correct cablesto reduce the internal transport on the site. Finally, everything had to be delivered in the course of only 14 weeks.
A long cable delivery caravan
An entire transport caravan had to be used to move the large amounts of cables and accessories, and they had to be routed very precisely to hit the individual drop sites. In total, the following were on the road:
53 40-foot containers
33 full trucks
Internally in Følsgaard, everything is arranged, so it is the most competent forces that solve each task. By this time, the dedicated team from the Servicebox had therefore long ago taken over in terms of planning and implementation of the logistics.
170 kV cables included in the order
The customer was so satisfied with the course of the project that Følsgaard was also invited to supply 170 kV cables for the high-voltage part, which will carry the power from the solar power plant to the transformer station on the electricity grid. This took the form of a turn-key solution that included digging the route, laying cables, and establishing the complete connection to the station, including all necessary components.
Easy and time-saving for the customer
The secret behind the company’s largest order to date was not only that the team at Følsgaard could tackle the logistics and the large volume. It was also because the customer could order everything from one supplier – cables, fastening, sockets, etc – plus the all important documentation.
This saved valuable time for the customer, for what would the alternative have been? The alternative had been time-consuming coordination of perhaps 5-10 suppliers of the individual cable types, components, and accessories with follow-up for each of them and different delivery agreements.
Instead, the customer could leave delivery and coordination to Følsgaard and therefore had one contact point throughout the process.