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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 generated by the Hohe See and Albatros offshore wind farms into direct current and transmit it 160km back to shore to the German national grid.Siemens was responsible for the grid connection system including an onshore converter station…

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…

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…

Netherlands-Denmark HVDC Test Successful

Nov 04, 2019

Cable supplier Prysmian completes final high-voltage direct current (HVDC) test for 700MW submarine interconnector CobraCable line between Denmark and the Netherlands.The announcement takes place during the COBRAcable link’s official inauguration event…

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…

EDS HV Wins Kincardine Grid Contract

Oct 09, 2019

UK based high voltage engineering company EDS HV Group has provided grid connection system studies to the 50MW Kincardine floating offshore wind farm off Scotland's Aberdeen coast.EDS was contracted by Spanish developer and construction company…

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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