NSW Bags Deal to Connect Borkum Riffgrund 1 with Offshore Converter Platform (Germany)

NSW Bags Deal to Connect Borkum Riffgrund 1 with Offshore Converter Platform (Germany)

NSW Bags Deal to Connect Borkum Riffgrund 1 with Offshore Converter Platform (Germany)

For the connection of the offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 1 with the offshore converter platform DolWin alpha via two parallel 155 kV AC submarine cable systems, Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH (NSW) has been awarded on November 8, 2011 by TenneT TSO GmbH (TenneT) the order for the supply and installation of 26 kilometers 155 kV AC submarine power cable systems.

DolWin alpha is located in approximately 75 km distance to the German Coast and is the offshore converter station for the grid connection project DolWin1. The offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 1 will be connected to this converter station. From there, a high voltage DC transmission of 800 MW will transport the energy generated from several offshore wind farms to the supergrid in Dörpen, located 165 km away.

To quote Rudolf Stahl, Chairman of NSW: “We are delighted that once again the client TenneT has put its trust in our technical capabilities, and are pleased to receive another order as part of the grid connection projects in the DolWin Cluster.”

Frank Bohm, general project manager and responsible for DolWin1, could only agree: „With NSW, we have a partner who is drawing on innovative technologies, and at the same time bearing the client’s best interests in mind. At the end of the day, this is a key factor to the successful realisation of our projects.”

 Additional information about the companies

TenneT is Europe’s first cross-border grid operator. With approximately 20,000 kilometres of extra-high voltage lines and 36 million end users in the Netherlands and Germany we rank among the top five grid operators in Europe. Our focus is to develop a north-west European energy market and to integrate renewable energy. Taking power further

Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH (NSW), a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Cable since 2007, has been one of the world’s leading companies in the field of submarine telecommunication cables for over 111 years. During the last five years, NSW has established itself in the market for submarine power cables, in particular for renewable energies. NSW and its more than 500 employees advise and support customers all over the world.

General Cable Corporation, a Fortune 500 Company, is a global leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of copper, aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, industrial, and communications markets.


Offshore WIND staff, November 17, 2011; Image: nsw