Arcadis, the leading global Design & Consultancy organization for natural and built assets, announced that it was awarded a contract by TenneT for power grid expansion, providing additional transport capacities between northern and southern Germany. The contract, earned in partnership with Bernard Ingenieure, includes the provision of planning and control systems for the 130 km long 380kV grid reinforcement and grid expansion project “Fulda-Main-Leitung”. When complete, the project will ensure the safe transport of regionally generated renewable energies into the supraregional transmission grid.
The new Fulda-Main line will eliminate an existing bottleneck, increasing the transmission capacity and ensuring a reliable energy supply. Arcadis Germany GmbH and Bernard Gruppe ZT GmbH will manage the control, planning, and construction supervision (EPCM) for the power line project on behalf of the transmission system operator TenneT as a working group until its commissioning in 2031.
Peter Oosterveer, CEO of Arcadis said: “We are proud to participate in this important project that will enable more efficient transportation of renewable energy in Germany. This grid expansion contributes to the ‘Energiewende’, Germany’s effort to transform to renewable energy sources. With our capabilities in digital solutions, communication, infrastructure design, and project management – as well as our extensive experience in the energy sector – we can play a significant part in this transition across the globe. This project plays perfectly to our strengths, and builds on our current strategy and our mission to improve quality of life.“