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New transformers delivered to the Lubmin substation in recent months

Germany: Construction work offshore and on land for the Ostwind 2 grid connection project is still in full swing.

After the Lubmin substation was initially expanded in size, the transmission capacity is now being expanded, thus the new transformers have been delivered in recent months. The transformers should be ready for operation by the end of this year.

Preparatory work for connecting the transformers is currently taking place. This includes the installation of cooling systems and filling with insulating oil. Afterwards, the first functional tests will be carried out.

The Ostwind 2 grid connection will be able to supply 750 MW of wind energy to German consumers. This energy will be transmitted via three 220 kV sea cables to the transformer station, then transformed and fed into the 380 kV grid. This electricity conversion and transmission into the German high-voltage grid takes place at the the Lubmin substation, which is also the grid connection point for the grid connection of the two operational offshore wind farms Wikinger and Arkona.

Ostwind 2 is the project to connect the Baltic Sea wind farms Arcadis Ost 1 and Baltic Eagle to the German extra-high voltage grid. For the transmission of power from the two wind farms, 50Hertz plans to build three submarine cable systems, which will transmit a total of 750 MW of power.

Source: 50Hertz