Weapons delay 108MW Riffgat link

Riffgat installation

Riffgat turbine installation went to plan, but its grid link has proved less smooth

The Riffgat project in the German North Sea has been completed on time – but the 108MW wind farm cannot be connected yet as transmission system operator (TSO) TenneT is still finishing its grid connection, utility EWE said.

The grid-link delay is due to World War II debris, according to officials at EWE and TenneT.

The utility expects the connection work at Riffgat to be finished in the next few weeks, EWE added.

Riffgat project manager Wilfried Hube had previously told Recharge that TenneT’s grid connection is expected to be delayed due to difficulties in clearing unexploded weaponry from the seabed, before laying in part of the 50km cable route from the wind farm north of the island of Borkum to the northern German coast.

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