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Hansa PowerBridge

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Our link to the continent is being strengthened

Along with the German system operator 50Hertz, Svenska kraftnät is planning the new power connection Hansa PowerBridge between Hurva station in Hörby municipality and Güstrow in Northern Germany. The strong link between Scandinavia and Germany supports a more climate-friendly European power generation while securing the electricity supply in Southern Sweden.

Our link to the continent is being strengthened

Along with the German system operator 50Hertz, Svenska kraftnät is planning the new power connection Hansa PowerBridge between Hurva station in Hörby municipality and Güstrow in Northern Germany. The strong link between Scandinavia and Germany supports a more climate-friendly European power generation while securing the electricity supply in Southern Sweden.

About Hansa Powerbridge

Svenska kraftnät is planning the new power line Hansa PowerBridge between Hurva in Hörby municipality and Güstrow in Northern Germany. The link is built as a 700 MW DC cable in co-operation with the German system operator 50Hertz.

Increased trade opportunities create a more reliable electricity supply

Svenska kraftnät’s Government mission includes promoting the Nordic and European electricity market. Hansa PowerBridge strengthens the link between Scandinavia and the rest of Europe and increases the opportunities for electricity market trade. The import capacity from Germany safeguards reliable electricity supply in southern Sweden in strained periods. Right now there is a production deficit in southern Sweden and the need to transport electricity to our southern regions is further burdened by the nuclear decommissioning planned in both Ringhals and Oskarshamn.

Hansa PowerBridge is important from a climate point of view

A strong integration between Europe's power grids is a prerequisite to achieving the EU climate target to increase the share of renewable electricity production, such as wind power and hydropower, while reducing the need for fossil-fuel based production on the continent. Scandinavia has huge amounts of controllable hydropower, and large-scale expansion of such production is planned both in Sweden and the Nordic region.

Export of renewable power production

The increased trading capacity between Sweden and Germany allows export of large amounts of renewable energy to the continent during times of surplus in the North. It also allows import when surplus in the rest of Europe make for lower prices than in the North. A stronger link to the continent by Hansa PowerBridge therefore has an important role in the effort for a more sustainable and climate-friendly European electricity supply, at the same time contributing to a more secure electricity supply in southern Sweden.

Hansa PowerBridge

Hansa PowerBridge is proceeding via a Request for Information (RFI) for the Converter Stations and Cables


Svenska kraftnät and 50Hertz have started with the collection of information for the supply and installation of Hansa PowerBridge.

Due to cancelation of the procurement Hansa PowerBridge will be delayed


Svenska kraftnät and 50Hertz have decided to cancel the procurement for Hansa PowerBridge. The reason is that the technical requirements have been changed and challenges in the existing electricity network results in substantial changes of the tender documents. Svenska kraftnät and 50Hertz intend to start a new procurement at a later stage, preliminary in Q1 2024.

Procurement packages overview


View information about Hansa PowerBridge Procurement packages overview and the scope of the packages in the attached presentation.

Facts about Hansa PowerBridge

Technology: 700 MW DC power connection (VSC HVDC)

Investment: Svenska kraftnät's investment is about 7 500 millions (SEK).

Length: The land leg on the Swedish side will be 55  km. The submarine cable will be 60 km to the transition point to the German area.

Stations: Connects in station Hurva, in Hörby municipality, expanded with an inverter station.

Time plan

The timetable for the Hansa PowerBridge is currently difficult to assess. This is mainly due to the uncertainty of the delivery times for HVDC connections with converter stations, but also due to the government's concession decision. Svenska kraftnät intends to present an overall timetable after the concession decisions have been made and there are indications of what is a reasonable delivery time for an HVDC connection with converter stations.

Consultation 2018-2020
Application for licence October 2020
Estimated Government decision on concession 2023
Procurement 2024-2025
Map that shows the power connection between Hurva in Sweden and Gustrow in Germany

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