2020 reaches its end with the submission of the permit application for the 70-kilometre-long onshore route of the German-Swedish interconnector Hansa PowerBridge. For the subsection between Dierhagen and Güstrow, 50Hertz submitted the application documents to the permit authority, the Ministry for Energy, Infrastructure and Digitalization of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, in late December.
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 the stretch of about 300 kilometers.
The German part of the project, for which 50Hertz is responsible in the approval, consists of an offshore cable route of approximately 105 km (EEZ and coastal waters), a cable section station in Dierhagen, an approximately 70 km long land cable route and a converter planned in Lüssow with a connection to the substation in Güstrow.
The application documents for the sea cable and land cable have now been submitted in full to the various approval authorities in 2020. Now, the permit documents for the converter system near Güstrow are being prepared and will be submitted in 2021.