Arcadis Ost connected to German grid
The offshore platform Arcadis Ost has been successfully connected to the German extra-high voltage grid.
The 220 kV submarine cable system required for this was pulled into place on the platform over the past few days. Final assembly work will now follow. Afterwards, extensive tests of the systems are imminent.
The approximately 100-metre-long submarine cable end was recovered from the seabed and pulled onto the platform in a technically demanding procedure. The submarine cable had already been positioned and wet-stored on the Baltic Sea seabed in front of the platform, in 42 metres of water depth, in September 2021.
“We are very proud that this operation was carried out quickly and safely and that we remain on time and on budget for the wider project,” says Simon Deplace, Technical Project Director for Ostwind 2 at 50Hertz.
The electricity generated by the wind farm north of the island of Rügen will be fed into the grid at the Lubmin substation.
Source and image: 50Hertz