TenneT clears last Riffgat link bombs

Riffgat has been completed but is waiting for its link

Riffgat has been completed but is waiting for its link

A pathway has been cleared for the grid link to Germany’s 108MW Riffgat offshore wind farm following the removal of 30 tonnes of explosive munitions, said transmission operator TenneT.

Bomb clearance experts working for TenneT declared the final stretch of the 50km submarine cable route safe last week after disposing of the last batch of World War 2 debris, which included grenades and boxes of ammunition.

The all-clear means TenneT can start work on the final section of the link to the wind farm, which has already been completed by utility EWE.

Riffgat is located in the German North Sea, 15km northwest of the island of Borkum. According to TenneT the level of munitions found on the route was far higher than expected, delaying work on Log in to read complete article.

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