The event took place in two locations at the same time, in Eemshaven and the Danish city Endrup. TenneT CEO Manon van Beek and Thomas Egebo, CEO of Danish grid operator Energinet, officially launched the interconnector by a virtual handshake.
COBRAcable is a subsea high-voltage direct current cable of approximately 325 kilometres that runs between a converter station in Eemshaven (the Netherlands) via the German section of the North Sea and the converter station in Endrup (Denmark). Both converter stations were designed by Siemens. The cables were delivered and installed by Prysmian.
Construction started in 2016 and was completed at the beginning of this year. In september it was ready for first electricity transport. The design of the interconnector includes the possibility of connecting an offshore wind farm at a later stage.