Transmission/Gears News


VDL Wins TenneT Gig

Mar 10, 2020

European transmission system operator TenneT has awarded VDL Network Supplies a contract to support the construction of half of the wintrack pylons (high-voltage pylons) for a new 380 kV high-voltage connection from Borssele to Rilland.The new pylons…

ABB Bags DolWin5 Gig

Mar 05, 2020

Swiss-Swedish multinational corporation ABB has won EUR10.6 million order for digital products and services to support the DolWin5 (Epsilon) offshore grid connection project in Germany.According to a press note from the technology company, ABB will provide a system for IT infrastructure…

Ofgem Selects Hornsea One OFTO

Feb 20, 2020

UK energy regulator, the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem), has selected Diamond Transmission Partners as the preferred bidder for the offshore transmission of the 1200MW Hornsea Project One wind farm in the UK.Diamond Transmission…

COWI Wins Atlantic Shores OWP

Feb 19, 2020

Denmark-based international consulting group COWI has won a contract to provide a concept design of the electrical transmission infrastructure system for the Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind (ASOW) project located off the coast of New Jersey, New York…

Germany Develops Offshore Grid Simulator

Feb 18, 2020

Germany has got a research project underway that is seeking to improve the integration of offshore wind farms into the grid.German research institute Fraunhofer IWES is developing a mobile grid simulator that will allow the testing and optimization…

TenneT Signs 5yr Contract with LR

Jan 27, 2020

The maritime classification society Lloyd's Register Group Limited (LR) has secured a significant contract win with the European electricity transmission system operator TenneT.The five-year contract covers inspection and assurance services…

NKT Bags East West Interconnector Contract

Jan 14, 2020

The Irish power grid operator EirGrid has awarded NKT a service contract for the interconnector connecting Ireland and Great Britain.The cable and cable accessories supplier to the energy sector has been awarded a five-year service agreement…

Anbaric Plans 16GW US Offshore Wind Grid

Nov 24, 2019

US offshore transmission developer Anbaric has applied to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to develop a 16GW grid off the north-eastern coast to connect the region's planned offshore wind projects.Named as the Southern New England OceanGrid…

SSEN Replaces Subsea Cables

Nov 17, 2019

UK-based Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) continues to make good progress with its project to replace of one of the two subsea electricity distribution cables that connect Orkney, archipelago off the northeastern coast,  to mainland Scotland…

Prysmian Wraps Up DolWin3 Gig

Nov 13, 2019

Prysmian Group, the major player in energy and telecom cable systems industry,  has has announced that it commissioned the 900MW DolWin3 high voltage direct current (HVDC) offshore grid link in the German North Sea.Prysmian had secured this project in February 2013…

ABB to Connect World’s Largest OWF

Oct 31, 2019

Swiss technology company ABB ABB has won a big contract to connect the world’s largest offshore wind farm (OWF) to Britain’s electricity grid.ABB has been selected by energy companies SSE Renewables of the UK and Equinor of Norway to supply…

Ofgem Rejects 600MW Shetland Cable Gig

Oct 24, 2019

Energy regulator Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) has been 'unable to approve' plans for two huge subsea cables to take energy from the Scottish islands to the mainland.The transmission links from Shetland and the Western Isles…

WFW Advises on Race Bank Wind Farm Deal

Oct 22, 2019

Watson Farley & Williams (WFW), an international law firm based in London, said that it has advised Race Bank Wind Farm Limited on its USD 608 million sale of transmission system assets relating to the 573 MW Race Bank offshore wind farm to Diamond Transmission Partners…

Deutsche Bucht OWF Supplies First Power to Grid

Sep 30, 2019

Northland Deutsche Bucht GmbH confirmed that the first turbine at its 269 MW Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm, has been successfully commissioned and is delivering power to the German grid.“This is a great achievement for our Deutsche Bucht project…

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