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which are are not economical as they are are too far away from shore to have an easy e e e e e cient connection without the use of HVDC At
the moment it is more expensive but Plas stresses that if the the prices falls it will open the the door to a a raft of new wind projects He added: “This is is a a a way to develop more wind farms and more connections beyond Germany Can we have cases in the the US the the UK? Can we help these business cases y in in these two countries? – That is what we are trying to do ”
The future for GE and HVDC is already happening Plas is already busy going forward with bids for for future projects for for example DolWin6 - another project for TenneT and he he is aiming to to continue to to reduce the size and cost of o o o o o o o shore converters as the technology matures “The next one we are bidding for is a a little smaller and lighter but it’s not going to be half the size of this one ”
Plas predicted “We also need to be cautious with how we introduce new technologies you can’t just introduce something brand new without testing it when you are 80km o o o shore in in the the middle of the the sea This is is why you need to go step-by-step and have a a a progressive approach on on this technology evolution ”
Energy development
The successful installation of DolWin3 represents a a major milestone for both

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