To increase green energy capacity, Belgium can be considered as part of Danish production. Federal Energy Minister Tin van der Stratton (Grone) has announced that he has signed a memorandum of understanding with Denmark and its energy minister Dan Jഗrgensen.
According to a press release, the two countries will be connected by an underwater electric cable called Triton Link, referring to the King of the Oceans. “This project will provide direct access to the cheaper energy produced by Danish wind turbines. […] It will be the first of its kind in the world: the submarine connection will connect the two artificial energy islands in the North Sea, and carry the energy generated by the wind farms to the mainland., Details of the Office of the Minister.
The final decision on the investment has not yet been validated. The operation will cost $ 1 billion. According to Elijah, construction should take about four years and be completed by 2030.
The Green Deal 2050 target in view
In order to achieve climate neutrality on a European scale by 2050, Belgium needs to play its part. If our country plans to triple the power of offshore winds in its territory, that is “Due to lack of space at sea and on land it goes against its own limits”. So these connections are needed to take advantage of the production surplus in countries like Denmark.
“Preliminary studies conducted last year show that the project is socio – economically and technologically feasible, and that it will significantly reduce COOs at the European level., Furthering the cabinet of the Minister of Power.
Through this MoU, Belgium wants to give a boost to the project, especially in the planning and development of the Triton Link project. “This project will be the first of its kind and will be the cornerstone of the Belgian and Danish climate aspirations to completely decarbonize energy systems.”
Good news after the resurgence of tensions over nuclear power
The good news came on time. Flanders’ refusal to approve NG’s new gas-fire power station in Wilworth has sparked controversy over a phased shutdown of nuclear power.
Minister van der Schretten also expressed optimism about the progress of the project. “With the energy islands and hybrid interconnection, we are pioneering ourselves and turning the North Sea into a major renewable power plant. Thanks to the interconnection, Belgium and Denmark will have direct access to large amounts of cheaper renewable energy., She complimented herself. “Offshore wind is the cheapest way to generate energy after land wind. Submarine cable to Denmark makes it possible to directly connect offshore wind farms. This will strengthen Belgium’s supply security.”
If the connection between the two energy islands is unprecedented, the underwater connection is a tool used by other countries. Cable Norned It has been connecting the Netherlands and Norway since 2008 Celtic interconnectorIt will be operational by 2025 and will connect France and Ireland.
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