“Power looking for connection”
Planning company ILF has managed many difficult projects around the world – from pipelines in Nigeria to an airport in Kazakhstan – but building the electricity superhighway Südlink, which is meant to bring wind power to Germany's industrial south, is one of their greater challenges, reports Axel Höpner in Handelsblatt. The scale of the project is unprecedented and its management so complex because the cable is buried underground in large parts to overcome public resistance. ILF’s experience is useful because there are many similarities between pipelines and the underground cable. The Südlink project comes just in time for ILF, because the oil and gas sector is holding back investments, according to the report.
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Find background in the factsheet Re-dispatch costs in the German power grid.