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Germany, UK to Construct Electrical Interconnection Line worth €3 Billion


Tue 21 May 2024 | 08:27 PM
Taarek Refaat

Germany and Britain agreed Tuesday to lay the foundation stone for the first direct electrical connection line 'Neuconnect' between them in the German city of Wilhelmshaven.

The electric line, with a length of 725 kilometers, will be the terrestrial access point for the new line that passes under the waters of the North Sea, extending hundreds of kilometers under the sea’s surface, and aims to facilitate the circulation and distribution of electricity between the two countries by 2028.

The cost of the project amounts to about 3 billion euros ($3.2 billion), and its capacity reaches 1.4 gigawatts of electricity in both directions.

The company responsible for the project said that this amount of electricity is sufficient to meet the needs of about 1.5 million homes, and the line will provide a good way to transfer the surplus production of wind power plants in Germany, which cannot currently be transferred via terrestrial networks, while Britain’s electricity production is not sufficient for its needs and relies on imports to fill the deficit.