The COBRAcable will have a capacity of approx. 700 MW, will be around 325 kilometres long, and will run from Eemshaven (the Netherlands) to Endrup (Denmark) via the German sector of the North Sea. Two onshore converter stations – one in the Netherlands and one in Denmark – are needed to connect the cable to the existing grids.
The construction of the COBRAcable will produce benefits for both countries. More renewable energy can be imported, particularly wind energy generated in Denmark. Safeguarding the security of supply is very important to Denmark. The COBRAcable will make Dutch capacity structurally available to the Danish electricity grid, and vice versa. The connection will also be designed in such a way as to enable the connection of an offshore wind farm at a later stage. This will contribute to the realisation of a sustainable international energy landscape, a key aim of the European Union.