Today TenneT and its Danish partner Energinet.dk drove the first pile into the ground for the construction of the Dutch convertor station of the COBRAcable, a subsea electricity connection that will link the Dutch and Danish grids. Nienke Homan, a member of the Groningen Provincial Executive, Marijke van Beek, mayor of Eemsmond, and TenneT COO Ben Voorhorst together performed the opening ceremony by starting the first pile-driving procedure. The ceremony was also attended by representatives of Siemens, which is responsible for the project’s electrical installations.
TenneT and its Danish counterpart Energinet.dk will start constructing the so-called COBRAcable towards the end of this year. The COBRAcable is a new 325-km-long subsea DC connection (interconnector) that will create a direct link between the Dutch and Danish power grids in 2019.
Groningen Seaports, Sunport Energy, and WIRSOL are pleased to announce the forthcoming realization of SunPort Delfzijl, the largest solar energy park in the Netherlands so far. About 123,000 solar panels will be placed on 30 hectares (about 65 soccer fields) in the southwest corner of the Delfzijl harbour area of Groningen Seaports.