Amprion GmbH, one of the four transmission system operators (TSO) in Germany, is making progress in the planning for the construction of a converter station for the DolWin4 and BorWin4 offshore power lines in the North Sea.
The company said on Tuesday, it has acquired a 25-hectare (61.78 acres) plot in the Lingen industrial park, in the federal state of Lower Saxony, where the converter station is planned to go into operation in 2028.
The industrial park was selected to host the converter station due to its proximity to an existing Amprion substation.
The city of Lingen has already passed the statute resolution for the associated development plan which is the basis for the pending approval procedures under the Federal Immission Control Act. In April, Amprion submitted the first of two approval applications and the construction of the converter station is expected to start in 2025.
The converter station and the substation will be connected through a 380-kV overhead line. The construction of the connection line is planned to begin in the last quarter of 2023.
In March, the grid operator selected a contractor for the civil engineering work on the onshore section of the DolWin4 and BorWin4 links.
The two power lines each of 900 MW will connect offshore wind parks in the North Sea to the German onshore power grid. Their commissioning is planned for 2028.