Power Cables in General course

This three-day general course covers all the important aspects of MV and (E)HV cables and their accessories.


Irene Heunks Irene Heunks
Manager Energy Academy
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

Date to be determined
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:

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: