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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 its high-voltage direct current (HVDC) converter systems to connect wind farms in the Dogger Bank region of the North Sea to the UK transmission network.In the first ever use of the HVDC technology in the UK’s offshore wind market…

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…

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…

TenneT, EnBW, Ørsted Pact on Transmission Concept

Sep 09, 2019

The European transmission system operator TenneT, German utilities company EnBW and offshore wind specialist Ørsted have formed an alliance with the aim of implementing new connection concept for offshore wind farms and converter platforms in the German North Sea…

UK-Denmark Subsea Power Cable Gig Awarded

Jul 24, 2019

The Italian electric power transmission specialists Prysmian, German multinational conglomerate Siemens and Swedish cable manufacturer have secured contracts worth a total 1.1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) to build the world’s longest subsea power cable…

Balticconnector Offshore Pipeline Completed

Jul 16, 2019

Construction work in the sea for the Balticconnector project offshore pipeline was completed Friday 12 July 2019.Pipe laying was finished at the end of June, and the shielding work was begun in mid-June.Now that the shielding work has been finished…

Elia's MOG Plug to Belgian Grid

May 20, 2019

Federal Minister Philippe De Backer and Minister Marie Christine Marghem visited the Modular Offshore Grid (MOG), the switchyard platform in the North Sea that will soon bundle together cables from offshore wind farms and connect them to the mainland…

Tennet Relocates Submarine Cable from Borssele

Apr 17, 2019

The transmission system operator Tennet has moved the first submarine cable from the Dutch wind farm zone 'Borssele' to the transformer station.'TenneT has laid the first sea cable to connect the Alpha platform to the transformer substation in Borssele…

Tennet: EIA for Offshore Wind Farm

Mar 15, 2019

Tennet has commissioned Arcadis and Pondera to carry out an environmental impact assessment (EIA) work and permit applications for grid infrastructure for the planned 4GW Ijmuiden Ver offshore wind farm.Arcadis and Pondera said in a joint press…

Mitsubishi Chosen for Offshore Transmission Link in UK

Dec 05, 2018

Mitsubishi Corporation (MC), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Diamond Transmission Corporation (DTC), has been selected as the preferred bidder for a new, offshore electricity transmission link in the UK.According to a press release, this…

Ofgem Rolls-out Sixth OFTO Round

Oct 09, 2018

UK's energy regulator, Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem),  has opened the tender process for the first project in its sixth round of its offshore transmission owner (OFTO) regime.'Ofgem is opening a tender for owning the electricity transmission link to the 1…

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