Group photo of SCARLET project participants at the project kick-off

NorthWind partners in new EU project on superconducting cables

NorthWind partners SINTEF and Nexans are participating in a new project on superconducting cables: “Superconducting cables for sustainable energy transition” (SCARLET). They are two of the project’s 15 partners, representing seven countries in total. SCARLET is funded by the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme and will run for four and a half years. It officially launched on 28 and 29 September 2022.’

SCARLET’s goal is to design and manufacture superconducting cables. Due to their high efficiency, compact size and reduced environmental impact, superconducting cables can enable more efficient and less expensive power transmission from renewable electricity generation sites. This will greatly contribute to the overall modernisation of European power grids.

“NorthWind congratulates SCARLET on its launch last week,” said centre director John Olav Tande. “We look forward to following their progress, and exploring potential areas for collaboration in the future.”