TenneT starts laying underwater section of German-Norwegian power line NordLink
German power transmission grid operator TenneT has started laying the first underwater kilometres of NordLink, a direct power connection between Norway and Germany, the company announced in a press release. Over the coming months, TenneT will lay 99 kilometres of cable under the Wadden Sea, off the coast of the state of Schleswig-Holstein, then another 55 kilometres to reach the Danish border. The transmission line will allow the exchange of Norwegian hydropower and German wind energy. On land, TenneT began laying sections of NordLink, which will have a total length of 623 kilometres, in August 2017.
Find the press release in German here.
For background, read the CLEW article Norway bets on gas and CCS to complement Europe’s energy transition.