50Hertz Pulls In Ostwind 2 Land Cables

German transmission system operator for the Baltic Sea, 50Hertz, has pulled in the land cables for the Ostwind 2 offshore grid connection.


The Ostwind 2 land cables have now been installed underground over a distance of three kilometres from the landing point, where the sea cables meet the mainland, to the Lubmin transformer station.

Using horizontal directional drilling (HDD), the necessary protective ducts had already been installed in the course of the Ostwind 1 project.

Joints connecting the sections of the land cable will be installed on certain sections over the next few months. When the primary electrical equipment is installed, the cables are terminated into the substation and the intermediate joints have been completed, the sea cables can be connected to the land cable at the landing point on the Greifswalder Bodden.

Ostwind 2 is the project to connect the Baltic Sea wind farms Arcadis Ost 1 and Baltic Eagle to the German high voltage grid.

Together, the two wind farms are to generate a capacity of approximately 725 MW.

Arcadis Ost 1, the wind farm of the Belgian company Parkwind, is located in the West of Arkona cluster.

Baltic Eagle, the project of the Spanish energy company Iberdrola, is located in the Arkona Sea cluster.

Arcadis Ost 1 is located about 20 kilometres and Baltic Eagle 30 kilometres off the Rügen island, and about 90 kilometres from Lubmin and the substation on the Greifswalder Bodden.