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  • 13 October 2020
    Grid Connection

    GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business has completed upgrades on the offshore converter platform DolWin gamma in the German North Sea. The upgrades included enhancements to the valves and control system, which now, in addition to improving the overall performance of the grid connection system, also reduce maintenance, GE said. Located approximately 80km offshore, DolWin3 with the […]

  • 7 May 2019
    Grid Connection

    German transmission system operator TenneT has awarded the Aibel/Keppel FELS consortium with a contract to supply the HVDC platform and an onshore converter station of the DolWin5 offshore grid connection project.  ABB will supply the complete HVDC electrical power system for the 900MW platform which is scheduled for delivery in the third quarter of 2024. […]

  • 20 July 2015
    Grid Connection, Technology

    Alstom and Nordic Yards have installed two 700 MVA power transformers on the DolWin3 converter platform based in the Warnemüde shipyard in Germany, operated by Nordic Yards. The transformers were designed and built by Alstom specifically for the DolWin3 converter project at its Mönchengladbach plant in Germany. During routine inspections, one transformer can continue to […]

  • 10 April 2012
    Grid Connection

    At Easter Sunday two separate decks of TenneT’s 80 metres high offshore converter platform were successfully mounted on each other in the yard of Heerema Factory Group in Zwijndrecht. The platform of Dolwin1 is currently being built by Heerema Factory Group, subcontractor of TenneT’s main contractor ABB. The HVDC Light converter platform will be installed […]

  • 2 December 2020
    Grid Connection

    Aibel and Keppel FELS have held a strike steel ceremony at Keppel FELS’ shipyard in Singapore to mark the start of construction of the DolWin5 high voltage direct current (HVDC) offshore converter platform. Transmission system operator TenneT selected the Aibel/Keppel FELS consortium to supply the offshore HVDC platform and an onshore converter station for the […]

  • 24 September 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock has signed a contract with Aibel for the supply of a cylinder-luffing crane for TenneT’s DolWin Epsilon offshore transformer platform, part of the DolWin5 offshore grid in Germany. The Liebherr crane will be used for supply and maintenance tasks on the 900 MW offshore grid connection in the German part of the North […]

  • 22 August 2014
    Grid Connection

    DolWin beta, the offshore HVDC platform that will connect three offshore wind farms in the German part of the North Sea, arrived in Haugesund last night, carried by Dockwise’s heavy-lift ship Mighty Servant 1. DolWin beta was built by Dubai Drydocks World, which was subcontracted by Aibel AS. Aibel developed the platform jointly with ABB, main contractor for TenneT’s Dolwin2 project. […]

  • 24 August 2016
    Grid Connection, Technology

    SeaTerra GmbH has completed investigation of 278 objects and removal of eight unexploded ordnance (UXO) targets from the DolWin3 cable route in the German part of the North Sea. Commissioned by the transmission system operator TenneT, SeaTerra GmbH recently examined and cleared numerous metal objects from the future DolWin3 cable route between Emden and the […]

  • 20 May 2013
    Grid Connection

    On May 18, the topsides of the DolWin alpha converter platform was loaded out from Heerema’s Zwijndrecht fabrication yard at the Drechthaven, located on the river the Oude Maas. This operation marks the start of a journey that the platform will make via Schiedam to its final offshore destination, the DolWin area in German North […]

  • 5 August 2015

    DolWin beta platform sailed out on Aug 1, 2015 from Haugesund, Norway on its way to the German North Sea. It will house the converter station for the DolWin2 HVDC link, of which ABB is in charge. The link will have the capacity to transmit 916 megawatts (MW) of clean power into the German grid. DolWin […]

  • 28 May 2013
    Grid Connection

    Despite delays in converter platform launch, ABB will see DolWin1 wind power connection completed on schedule. Thomas Schmidt, a spokesman at Zurich-based ABB said for Blumberg that he expects the link to be ready for commissioning by the end of the year. Last year, ABB was charged USD 50 million for delays on the DolWin1 […]

  • 12 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Technology

    Sabik, a specialist in sea marking for offshore wind farms, has successfully executed the order for buoyage at the construction site of the DolWin beta converter station. Together with Boskalis Offshore, the company deployed four buoys within less than 24 hours. With the completion of the protected area construction of the converter station DolWin beta can […]

  • 10 February 2023
    Equipment, Infrastructure

    Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock has shipped a cylinder-luffing offshore crane for TenneT’s DolWin Epsilon offshore transformer platform, part of the DolWin5 offshore grid in Germany. The Liebherr crane was shipped to Singapore on 27 December 2022 on the vessel UHL Felicity and installation on the DolWin Epsilon platform is planned for March. The RL 2600-35 Litronic is […]

  • 28 July 2015
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    ABB has commissioned and handed over the DolWin1 offshore wind grid connection to the Dutch-German transmission system operator TenneT. The 800 megawatts (MW) High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) link connects offshore wind farms around 75 kilometers off the German coast in the DolWin cluster, with the country’s transmission grid. The DolWin1 grid connection can integrate […]

  • 8 March 2016
    Grid Connection

    Two 685 MVA power transformers have been delivered and installed in the land-based converter station Dörpen West, which is part of the DolWin3 project. The power transformers have been developed, manufactured and tested according to the specific needs of the project at GE’s site in Mönchengladbach. The DolWin3 project, the third network connection in the DolWin wind […]

  • 13 November 2019
    Grid Connection

    Italian subsea cable specialist Prysmian has completed the DolWin3 High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) offshore grid connection project in the German North Sea. Prysmian had secured this project in February 2013, with a contract awarded by Alstom Grid (now GE Grid GmbH) on behalf of the Dutch-German grid operator TenneT. DolWin3, the third offshore grid […]

  • 11 October 2016
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    Transmission systems operator TenneT Holding B.V. has issued a new, EUR 500 million Green Bond, bringing its total long-term debt in green format to EUR 3 billion. TenneT launched and priced the 17-year Green Bond issue with a coupon of 1.25% with the support of three banks, Lloyds Bank, Rabobank and Royal Bank of Scotland. The company […]

  • 6 June 2017
    Grid Connection

    Wiking Helikopter Service GmbH has won the contract to provide helicopter services to the installation site DolWin Gamma, an offshore converter station being installed by Nordic Yards GmbH 50 kilometres north of the island of Borkum.

  • 23 June 2011
    Grid Connection

    On June 2, 2011, Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH (NSW) has been awarded a major order by TenneT TSO GmbH (TenneT), a German-based transmission network operator, for the supply and installation of 2 x 13 kilometers of 155 kV AC submarine transmission cables. The cable will provide the network connection of the offshore wind park transformer platform […]

  • 10 September 2012
    Authorities

      The Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has approved the converter platform “DolWin alpha” and the subsea cable system “DolWin1” for connection of “Borkum West II”,” MEG Offshore 1″ and “Borkum Riffgrund 1” wind farms to the grid. The approval covers the installation and operation of the converter platform “DolWin alpha” and the laying […]

  • 18 October 2011
    Grid Connection

    ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order from the Dutch-German transmission system operator, TenneT to provide maintenance services for the DolWin2 link bringing power from offshore wind farms, located in the North Sea, to the mainland German grid. This contract follows ABB’s success earlier this year when it won an […]

  • 11 August 2015

    ABB has installed the world’s most powerful offshore converter station in the North Sea, which has a 916 MW power transmission capacity,enough to power more than 1,000,000 households. The offshore converter station is part of the DolWin2 project, which will be operated by transmission system operator TenneT and will connect offshore wind farms in the North […]

  • 26 August 2013

    The DolWin alpha converter platform has been installed in the North Sea. The platform is a crucial part of DolWin1. This offshore direct current grid connection system will have a length of 165 kilometres and a capacity of 800 MW. It is planned to connect three wind farms. The platform was built at Heerema Fabrication […]

  • 14 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Environment, Grid Connection, Technology

    Multinational energy conglomerate General Electric (GE) is hoping the successful completion of the 900MW DolWin 3 offshore grid connection project will prove a good reference in the company’s future bids for German offshore wind projects, Reuters reports. Germany’s offshore wind sector ”has become very important” to GE, Carlos Haertel, CEO at GE Germany & Austria, was quoted by Reuters […]

  • 17 November 2011
    Grid Connection

    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 […]

  • 16 November 2012
    Grid Connection

    DC Netz BorWin5 GmbH is seeking contractors for 2 separate windfarm projects – BorWin5 and DolWin4. BorWin5: System for transmission of electric power (approximately 900 MW) between offshore wind farms in the cluster BorWin and a grid connection point on land. In particular, the transmission power, the losses, the availability and compliance with the Grid […]