700MW Cobra charms Dutch
TenneT receives necessary permits for 325Km link with Denmark
TenneT has received all the necessary permits from the Dutch authorities in order to start construction of the 700MW Cobra subsea interconnector cable between the Netherlands and Denmark.
TenneT and its Danish counterpart Energinet.dk will now start preparatory work at the end of the summer and plan to begin construction of the 325km link in the autumn.
Cobra, which will run from Eemshaven in the Netherlands through German waters to Endrup in Denmark, is expected to be operating in 2019.
It will allow for the import of more renewable energy, particularly Danish wind, to the Netherlands.
The cable will also be designed so that it can connect to future offshore wind farms, TenneT said.
Danish officials have already approved the interconnector, while Prysmian and Siemens have been contracted to build it.
Image: Prysmian cables (Prysmian)