ARNHEM, the Netherlands — TenneT has issued an high-voltage direct current (HVDC) cable tender for at least 10 connections for transmitting offshore wind energy in the North Sea to users in Germany and the Netherlands.
The company added that its 2-GW program will increase and bundle electricity transmission capacities and lead to reduced environmental impact.
COO Tim Meyerjürgens said, "With our second large-scale EU tender this summer, we as a cross-border transmission system operator are once again giving the offshore market an important boost in terms of investment security, employment and the plannable development of resources and supply chains.”
Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and Belgium have agreed to install at least 65 GW of offshore wind energy together by 2030, under the Esbjerg Declaration. TenneT will account for almost 40 GW, via projects generating 20 GW each in the German and Dutch North Sea.
TenneT plans to develop a second cooperation with market partners for a period of up to eight years, covering the 525-kV subsea cables for laying between the offshore converter platforms in the North Sea to the coast, and underground cables from the coast to the onshore converter stations.
At present, the company’s connection capacity is about 7.2 GW in the German North Sea and 2.8 GW in the Dutch North Sea.