Project Description: Wesel - Netherlands

EnLAG Project No. 13 (Niederrhein/Wesel – Dutch border, Doetinchem)

The roughly 30-kilometre-long line on the German side of the border consists of two circuits: One went live in August 2018, the other will go into service in November 2018.

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REQUIREMENT AND NECESSITY

The planned extra-high-voltage line from Wesel to Doetinchem in the Netherlands is enshrined in the Energy Grid Expansion Act (EnLAG) as Project No. 13. This will considerably increase the transmission capacity between Amprion’s own network and that of the Dutch transmission system operator TenneT. It will contribute significantly towards greater convergence between the markets and at the same time greatly increase system reliability.

ROUTE AND COOPERATION PARTNERS

The interconnector between the Netherlands and Germany will be about 57 kilometres long, of which some 22 kilometres will be on Dutch territory. TenneT is responsible for construction and operation of the Dutch section.

Amprion built a roughly 30-kilometre-long section of 380-kilovolt power line on the German side, starting from the Niederrhein substation near Wesel. It runs in two sections: from Wesel to Wittenhorst and from there to the transfer point on the German-Dutch border near Isselburg.

TECHNOLOGY: SOLID PANEL PYLONS ALONG ONE SECTION

On a seven-kilometre stretch between Millingen and the Dutch border, Amprion is using a new type of pylon for the first time – solid panel pylons that visually match the design of the Dutch pylons. The pilot project is being used to gain technical experience with the new design.

Katrin Schirrmacher
Katrin Schirrmacher
Head of Project Communications
Phone +49 231 5849-12950
eMail ten.noirpma@rehcamrrihcS.nirtaK

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