TenneT to link Riffgat 'within weeks'

Riffgat installation

Riffgat installation work

Transmission operator TenneT expects to complete the delayed connection of the 108MW Riffgat offshore wind farm to the German power grid by mid-February.

An official at utility EWE told Recharge that the commissioning of the park’s 30 wind turbines will commence on 4 February. The utility owns 90% of Riffgat, with developer Enova Energiesysteme holding the remaining 10%.

TenneT in September had said it had cleared 30 tonnes of explosive munitions from World War 2 debris from a final stretch of a submarine cable route, including grenades and boxes of ammunition that had delayed the commissioning of the wind farm.

EWE had already completed the installation of the wind farm 15km northwest of the island of Borkum, but it wasn’t Log in to read complete article.

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