Selected project examples

Power and gas grid connection permits for a CC power plant, Germany

Power and gas grid connection permits for a CC power plant, Germany

Our client, an energy utility, was planning to erect an 1100 MW combined cycle power plant in Germany. Fichtner oversaw the permit application process for tie-in of the power plant to the power and gas grid through all stages. This comprised consultations with authorities, network operators and the affected owners. Alongside preparation and compilation of all permit application documents, an important part of Fichtner’s services was assistance during the approval procedures. Apart from technical planning, also the obligatory expert ecological appraisals formed part of our contract scope.

Our services

  • Strategic consultancy
  • Power connection routing study
  • Environmental impact study scoping
  • Application for checking the need for a regional planning procedure
  • Technical permit planning for gas pipeline and underground cable
  • Environmental appraisals: environmental impact study, flanking landscape enhancement plan, flora-fauna habitat, species conservation assessments
  • Preparation of individual permits for the 380 kV underground cable
  • Preparation of plan approval procedure for the gas pipeline
  • Participation in consultations with authorities and grid operators
  • Drawing up permit application documents

Technical data

  • Power grid connection: 380 kV overhead power line or underground cable, 3 to 5 km
  • Gas connection: DN 400, 2 km pipeline


DONG Energy Kraftwerk Ludwigsau GmbH & Co. KG, Hamburg, Germany