Following dialogue with potential vendors, the partners decided to advance tendering to reserve production capacity as early as possible. They aim to start awarding contracts in the second half of 2024.
They also plan to split the tender into multiple contracts.
50Hertz has already signed a contract for procurement of HVDC cables for Bornholm Energy Island, while Energinet has initiated the tender of one contract for production of cables and for offshore installation.
Onshore installation and horizontal directional drilling will form a separate contract as will the surveying and removal of unexploded ordnance.
Construction on the Danish part of the project can begin once an environmental permit has come through and archaeological excavations have been completed, anticipated in 2025.
In Germany installation and construction can start after the authorities have granted permits.