The application documents for the section in the EEZ relate both to the construction and operation of the approximately 24-kilometre-long submarine cable and to 50Hertz’s own transformer platform at the Windanker wind farm. The planning approval authority – the BSH – is currently checking the documents for completeness.
‘By submitting the documents to the BSH this quarter, we have performed a precision landing in terms of timing and are therefore exactly where we need to be in our target schedule,’ says Isabelle Poßner, general project leader for Ostwind 3 at 50Hertz.
The Ostwind 3 project will be officially approved in three sections, for which different planning approval authorities are responsible:
1. Section in the EEZ – permitting authority BSH
2. Section coastal sea – planning approval authority Ministry of Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Tourism and Employment Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (WM M-V)
3. Section onshore route, incl. substation and tap point – planning approval authority WM M-V
Next, the application documents for the planning approval proceedings in the coastal waters will be completed and submitted to the WM M-V.
Ostwind 3 is the grid connection project of the Windanker wind farm. From there on out, a capacity of 300 MW will be transported. This is enough electricity for around 260,000 households. For the first time, the offshore substation (OSS) will be planned, constructed and operated by 50Hertz in addition to the cable systems that will connect the wind farm to the transmission grid.