Transmission system operator TenneT says it has informed the German federal government that the construction of grid connections for offshore wind farms in the North Sea is no longer possible at the present pace and under current conditions.
Recent developments have now underlined the urgency of this warning, the company says. For instance, TenneT has been informed by its main contractors that construction work on the platforms for the BorWin 2 and HelWin 1 projects will be delayed. As a result, the original terms for the commissioning of these wind farms will probably not be met, TenneT adds.
TenneT has already informed the German Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) and the operators and developers of the affected wind farms. In close collaboration with the suppliers, TenneT is aiming to make every effort to ensure that the grid connections are completed as quickly as possible, the company notes.