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Hitachi, Chantiers de l'Atlantique Sign $4.8B Deal for French Offshore Substations

May 03, 2024

France's energy grid operator RTE has signed a $4.8 billion contract with Hitachi Energy and Chantiers de l'Atlantique for the construction of several offshore power platforms and converter stations for two offshore wind farms to be built in France.The agreements covers the construction of three offshore direct current electrical platforms and three onshore conversion stations Normandy and Oléron offshore wind farms…

NKT Set to Supply Subsea Cable Systems for Scottish Power Transmission Links

Jul 15, 2024

NKT has signed framework agreement with Scottish transmission system operator (TSO) SSEN Transmission for the supply of power cable systems for two high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission links in Scotland.NKT confirmed reservation of…

Rentel Offshore Wind Farm Cable Goes Back Online

May 28, 2024

The repair work on the cable which connects the 309 MW Rentel offshore wind farm to the Belgium’s mainland has been completed approximately four months after the failure.The fault was located just below the Rentel transformer platform. A new section of cable…

Report: Europe Needs Meshed Grids for Offshore Wind

Apr 25, 2023

Hitachi Energy and industry group WindEurope have published a new report which concludes that Europe needs more meshed grids to ensure its offshore wind development.Meshed grids are clusters of offshore wind farms with fewer cables connected…

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…

GE Appoints Grid Solutions Chief

Feb 18, 2020

GE Renewable Energy has announced that Heiner Markhoff has been named vice-president and CEO of Grid Solutions, effective March 20, 2020.According to a press release, Markhoff has a track record of growth, transformation and operational performance in diverse global businesses…

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…

Siemens Hands Over BorWin3 to TenneT

Feb 13, 2020

The BorWin3 offshore wind grid connection project in the German North Sea has been handed over to the German/Dutch transmission grid operator TenneT, by contractors Siemens and Petrofac.The 900 MW project will convert three-phase electric power…

TenneT Intros 2GW Offshore Grid Plans

Feb 13, 2020

European transmission system operator TenneT has announced plans to build two 2 GW offshore grid connections in the IJmuiden Ver wind energy area, having entered into a so-called 'innovation partnership' with its suppliers.Given the combination…

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…

Germany’s biggest OWF Operational Now

Jan 12, 2020

Germany’s biggest wind farm has been fully connected to the grid. According to EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG  (EnBW), its  Albatros offshore wind farm is  located roughly 100 km off the coast of Germany.'The Hohe See offshore wind farm has already been in operation since October 2019…

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…

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