For the construction and the operation of the Hansa PowerBridge, a cross-border powercable system between Germany and Sweden, 50Hertz has submitted the permit applications for the first section of the offshore route in the EEZ to the responsible authorities.
The Hansa PowerBridge is planned as a 300-kilovolt high voltage direct current (HVDC) line that will technically enable the transmission of electricity between the planned grid connection points in Hurva (Sweden) and Güstrow (Germany) across a stretch of about 300 kilometres.
The German part of the project, for which 50Hertz is responsible, consists of an offshore cable route of approximately 105 km (EEZ and coastal waters), an onshore section that is around 70 km long, and a converter near Güstrow.
The project is categorized into different spatial permitting sections:
In the first section of the offshore route in the German Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), two permitting authorities are involved:
Both permitting authorities are now checking the completeness of the application.
As a next step, the application documents for the plan approval proceedure in the coastal water section will be completed and submitted to the responsible permitting authority, the Ministry of Energy, Infrastructure and Digitalization of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (EM M-V).
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