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OWI 01/2016 - Teaser

spotlight SPOTLIGHT CABLES | CHALLENGES 15 Preparation of the cable route DolWin2 at Norderney for the grid connection of offshore wind farms off Borkum. and cable has been damaged. TenneT began having problems with the cable three years ago when it was being installed. At that time, the difficulty was caused by munitions on the seabed. Contrary to the results of the initial survey of the seabed, TenneT’s own subsequent survey found large quantities of munitions obstructing the planned imagine an offshore wind farm that does not generate any electricity at all, even though all of the turbines are properly connected, all of the approvals have been obtained and, for what it is worth, 3,000 lobsters have even been released into the water. This is precisely the current situation at the German wind farm Riffgat. Riffgat, which is located 15 km northwest of Borkum, currently cannot supply any electricity because the transfer cable route. In fact, they found more than anyone had suspected. The grid operator recovered nearly 30 tonnes of explosives, and the final disposal cost millions. Nevertheless, the obstruction of the seabed with old ordnance in this area should have been known beforehand. As a result,


OWI 01/2016 - Teaser
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