February 14, 2007

EU study to investigate a network of European wind parks
Wednesday, 14 February 2007
Siemens Power Transmission and Distribution (PTD) is taking part in a study initiated by the EU Commission.
The object of this study is to investigate the feasibility of creating a reliable link from offshore wind parks to the European grid via gas-insulated, high-voltage transmission lines. The countries bordering the North Sea, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France and the United Kingdom are included in the study. Siemens PTD and Submarine Cable & Pipe, a subsidiary of the Bohlen & Doyen Group together with ForWind, the Wind Power Research Center of the Universities of Oldenburg and Hanover are taking part in the study, which has a total budget of € 2.1 million. The project will be subsidised for a period of three years with a 50 per cent grant from the EU Commission to study the field of trans-European networks.