The Ministry of Energy, Infrastructure and Digitalisation of the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania will receive comments.
The competent authority has started the planning approval procedure for the construction and operation of the Hansa PowerBridge, a 300-kV DC cross-border submarine cable between Germany and Sweden, in the subsection of the offshore route in the coastal waters. The authority in charge of the procedure is the Ministry of Energy, Infrastructure and Digitalisation of the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
Because of the current COVID 19 pandemic, the disclosure of the planning documents is replaced by an online publication until 17/02/2021 pursuant to § 3 (1) sentence 1 of the law to ensure proper planning and approval procedures during the COVID 19 pandemic (Planning Assurance Act, German: Planungssicherstellungsgesetz or PlanSiG). The announcement and the application documents for the subsection of the offshore route in the coastal waters are made available by the authority in charge of the procedure under this link (only in German).
The planned offshore cable route is approximately 105 kilometres long and crosses the coastal waters as well as the German Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) over about 80 kilometres. The Hansa PowerBridge is planned as a 300-kilovolt high voltage direct current (HVDC) line between Germany and Sweden and is approximately 300 kilometres long.