The first cable section for the Ostwind 2 offshore grid connection was installed in the German part of the Baltic Sea in recent weeks, the transmission system operator 50Hertz (part of Elia Group) said.
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In the coming months, further cables will be laid in individual sections along the 90-kilometre-long route.
NKT is supplying some 270 kilometres of 220 kV high-voltage AC XLPE offshore export cable, and eight kilometres of 220 kV high-voltage AC XLPE onshore cable. Boskalis is in charge of the installation of the cables.
Ostwind 2 will connect the Arcadis Ost 1 and the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farms to the German high voltage grid.