21 March 2023

Starting signal given for European electricity highway - converter for SuedOstLink connection enters construction phase

  • Groundbreaking ceremony attended by Vice Chancellor Dr Robert Habeck and Minister President of Saxony-Anhalt Dr Reiner Haseloff 
  • Building for the energy transition - important grid development project enters execution phase 
  • Converter marks starting point of 540 km direct current connection that will run from Saxony-Anhalt to Bavaria 
At the Wolmirstedt substation near Magdeburg, transmission system operator 50Hertz held the groundbreaking ceremony which marked the first day of construction of the SuedOstLink’s first converter.

Marleen Vanhecke
Head of Communication & Reputation Elia Group
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