HVDC power cable course

This three day training course focuses on HVDC transmission, primarily on the underground and submarine power cables and its accessories.

Contact us:

Irene Heunks Irene Heunks
Manager Energy Academy
HVDC Power Cable course

Training Information

  • Duration:

    3 days

  • Prerequisite:

    It is recommended that the participants hold a Bachelor of Engineering degree.

Course planning

October 23-25, 2019
Arnhem, the Netherlands
EUR 2200 (early bird EUR 2050)

The development of HVDC transmission systems has become increasingly important in recent years, as these systems can transmit large amounts of power over long distances with minor losses. Underground power cables are one of the technologies used in more and more applications. 

This three day training course will address and highlight the entire HVDC cable life cycle, providing participants with a holistic view and sound understanding of HVDC cables and their accessories. It will also include an overview of the risks during the various phases of an HVDC project.

For more information and for registration, please refer to the brochure and registration form.

On request, DNV GL can also provide in-house training (content, location and duration can be adapted to you specific wishes). Please contact us for more information.


  • Introduction
  • HVDC system technology
  • HVDC cable system design parameters
  • HVDC cable materials
  • HVDC cable joints and terminations
  • HVDC cable installation on land and subsea
  • HVDC cable ageing and cable failures
  • Quality assurance and quality control, inspections and testing
  • Asset management of HVDC power cables during the operation phase
  • Visit to the KEMA laboratories (if course venue is Arnhem)

Target Audience:

Engineers, staff and other parties (insurance companies, investors, etc.) currently working or interested in HVDC power cables. We assume that participants have a general knowledge of power cable theory, manufacturing, installation, testing and operation. A Bachelor of Engineering degree is recommended.

DNV GL offers a range of courses in the field of power cables:

For those interested in HVDC in general (not only cable related), please note that we also offer a three day modular HVDC training course providing knowledge and understanding of HVDC technology.