Power Cables in General course

This three-day general course covers all the important aspects of (extra) high and medium voltage cables and their accessories.

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Power cables in general

Training Information

  • Duration:

    3 days

  • Prerequisite:

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

Course planning

20-22 May, 2019
Arnhem, the Netherlands
EUR 2400 (early bird EUR 2280)
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A relatively large number of cables are buried underground. This means many people will be involved with (underground) power cables professionally, and that associated knowledge is a key requirement. This basic course, Power Cables in General, covers all the relevant aspects relating to power cables – not always down to a detailed level (specialized courses are available for this purpose), but especially in a related context. This means the course provides a good overview of all the elements that are of interest, as well as the options available for approaching or solving certain problems. The textbook will also be a useful reference tool.

This course is part of a series of five on underground power cables. Supplementary to this general three-day course, four in-depth two- and three-day courses have been developed, providing more detailed information on the following topics:

For more information about this course, please refer to the brochure. A new date for this course is not yet determined. If you are interested in this course, please contact us. 

The Power cables in general course is also available in Dutch. Please click here for more information.  

On request, Energy Academy can also provide an in-house training course in English or Dutch (content, location and duration of the course can be adapted to the client’s wishes). Please contact us for more information.


  • Design parameters
  • Materials & types of cable
  • Cable manufacture
  • Cable joints and terminations
  • Cable installation
  • Ageing
  • Testing cables during the production and operation phases
  • Asset management

Participants will also have the opportunity to visit the KEMA High Power and High Voltage Laboratories.

Target Audience:

Anyone involved (or to be involved) with power cables in the course of their daily work. It is recommended that the participants hold at least a Bachelor of Engineering degree.

Next to underground power cable courses, DNV GL also offers three courses in the field of HVDC and submarine power cables: