AMSTERDAM, July 5 (Reuters) - TenneT, the German/Dutch grid
operator, said on Tuesday it plans to invest a combined 22
billion euros ($22.5 billion) in developing the Dutch electrical
grid onshore and offshore over the next decade.
In a statement, the company said it had published an updated
version of its investment plans in the Netherlands as it
struggles to double capacity to cope with strong industrial
demand and the rollout of wind turbines and solar parks.
"This has major consequences for the electric network and on
TenneT's investment plans," chief operating officer Maarten
Abbenhuis said in a statement.
The company says it will invest 13 billion euros in the
Dutch high tension electrical network on land, in addition to 9
billion euros in sea infrastructure.
TenneT, which is owned by the Dutch government, is the
largest grid operator in Germany, as well as in the Netherlands.
Last month, it announced plans for a 30 billion euro tender
for companies to help it build sea-to-land connections for
offshore wind farms planned in Germany and the Netherlands.
($1 = 0.9761 euros)
(Reporting by Toby Sterling; editing by Barbara Lewis)