Germany unveiled plans for its North Sea power transmission network as Europe’s biggest economy seeks to connect about 25 gigawatts of offshore wind turbines to help replace nuclear reactors Chancellor Angela Merkel is closing.

Grid companies need to install 25 converter platforms and about 3,880 kilometers (2,400 miles) of subsea power cables, the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency, or BSH, said today in an e-mailed statement as it unveiled the legally binding plan.

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