NeuConnect Secures Dutch Permit for Offshore Works

The NeuConnect project has received a permit from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (EZK) in Netherlands to carry out offshore works in Dutch waters of North Sea.

project will be the first to connect German and British energy markets through a 700 km long cable route. A section of cable route crosses Dutch waters in the North Sea, which required water and nature permits, coordinated by the Energy Projects Bureau of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) on behalf of the EZK. The EZK has confirmed the permits following a positive Environmental Impact Assessment for the project.

Securing permits for Dutch offshore works is another important piece of the NeuConnect jigsaw and gives us continued momentum as we target the start of construction works later this year”, said NeuConnect CEO Christophe Vanhove.

525 kV project has already signed a connection agreement with TenneT to secure a German grid connection point. In addition, land for onshore works in Germany and the UK has been secured, with key planning approvals received. NeuConnect is expected to reach financial close in Q1-2022 with tenders expected immediately after that. The £1.4 billion privately financed project is targeting completion in 2026.

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