50Hertz has begun onshore cable activities near the Lubmin substation of the Ostwind 2 grid connection project in Germany.
According to 50Hertz, specialized companies started using the so-called cable train for the 3km long onshore connection between the landing site at Greifswalder Bodden and the Lubmin substation.
The transmission system operator added that works on Ostwind 2 are progressing as scheduled.
“Our project Ostwind 2 is well on schedule and in budget. Together with Ostwind 1 it will enable us in a few years to transmit wind power for more than 1.5 million households from the Baltic Sea to the centres of consumption,” said Stefan Kapferer, CEO of 50Hertz.
“Good news, but we will need even more low-cost offshore wind energy as a significant contribution to the climate neutrality of Europe. The EU Commission’s goal, that was announced today, to increase offshore wind capacity in the North and Baltic Seas to 300 GW by 2050 can only be achieved by exploiting the full potential from as many areas as possible.”
The two projects have a combined capacity of 725 MW and are expected to begin producing energy from 2023.