Breda, 1st April 2016 – SPIE, the independent European leader in multi-technical services in the areas of energy and communications, and Dura Vermeer have a major share in the installation of the new 380 kV high voltage interconnection between Doetinchem (The Netherlands) and Niederrhein (Germany). Client TenneT selected the consortium of Dura Vermeer and SPIE because of their sophisticated approach to realize the power connection within a strict timetable, with safety and respect for the environment as high priority
The growing offer of wind and solar energy makes it necessary to increase the electricity exchange capacity between Germany and the Netherlands. That is why the Dura Vermeer – SPIE consortium is building a new above-ground electricity interconnection commissioned by TenneT DW 380 between Doetinchem and Wesel. In part, it is going to be a combined interconnection with both a 150,000 and a 380,000 volt circuit. The 150 kV part of this new interconnection will replace the old 150 kV interconnection. The masts of this old 150 kV interconnection will eventually disappear from the landscape.
The new electricity interconnection with Germany consists of 54 so-called Wintrack masts and has a length of approximately 21 kilometres. Wintrack is a new concept for high-voltage lines. The innovative design allows for a substantial reduction of the magnetic fields generated by power lines.SPIE is going to take care of the electrotechnical work, including mounting the cables, while Dura Vermeer will be responsible for the civil part.
The Dutch part of the interconnection, for which Dura Vermeer and SPIE will be responsible, will start in April 2016 and should be completed in March 2018.
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