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  • 26 May 2013

    VIDEO: Load Out of DolWin Alpha Converter Platform The load out of DolWin alpha marks the start of a journey that the platform will make to its final offshore destination, the DolWin area in German North Sea. This operation was performed at the Heerema’s Zwijndrecht fabrication yard at the Drechthaven. The following is a video […]

  • 21 October 2013
    Grid Connection

    ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won a significant order from the Dutch-German transmission system operator TenneT to supply an AC (alternating current) power transmission link connecting Sandbank, an offshore wind farm in the German North Sea, to the HVDC (high-voltage direct current) converter station SylWin alpha. The link will have the […]

  • 11 December 2015
    Grid Connection

    On Sunday, 13 December, two 475-ton electric transformers for the onshore substation of the DolWin3 project will embark on the last stage of their journey to the Dörpen West converter station in Heede, Germany. The transport of the transformers started in late November from GE’s transformer factory in Mönchengladbach. In 2013, TenneT awarded a contract for the […]

  • 12 January 2017
    Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    The 916MW DolWin2 offshore grid connection has been re-energized much sooner than expected following cable repairs undertaken by ABB, TenneT TSO’s spokesperson confirmed to Offshore WIND. DolWin2 has been back in operation since Saturday, 7 January, the spokesperson said. ABB was initially expected to complete remediation works on cable components by 27 March. DolWin2 had been out of action […]

  • 21 June 2012
    Grid Connection

    The first steel to be used in the construction of DolWin beta was cut at the yard in Dubai yesterday. “DolWin beta is our first wind platform and an important project for Aibel. A lot of people have done a tremendous job in planning and designing the platform. This reflects a good relationship between Drydocks […]

  • 2 November 2017
    Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance

    Dutch offshore inspection services provider, Bluestream Offshore, has carried out extensive inspection work on three TenneT’s HVDC platforms in the German sector of the North Sea: BorWin Alpha, DolWin Alpha and DolWin Beta.

  • 21 August 2014
    Grid Connection, Technology

    DolWin beta high‐voltage direct current (HVDC) platform will arrive at the yard in Haugesund tonight, subject to weather conditions, Aibel announced at its social network page today.  The massive DolWin beta structure is being transported to Haugesund in Norway, where the platform will be commissioned prior to deployment in the German North Sea. With a […]

  • 10 December 2013

    DolWin Beta’s topside was placed onto the substructure yesterday. The jacking up of DolWin Beta’s topsides started on December 5. Drydocks World lifted the 10,000-tonne topside of the platform structure to a height of 52.8 metres from the dock bottom. On Saturday, the substructure was moved in position under the topside. Aibel is designing and […]

  • 22 July 2014

    Five vessels of Smit Lamnalco, the global marine service provider, played the key role in the unberthing and float‐over of the world’s largest high‐voltage direct current (HVDC) platform, DolWin beta, at Drydocks World ‐ Dubai. The five state of the art escort tugs, with more than a combined 450 tonnes bollard pull power provided marine […]

  • 7 March 2023
    Authorities, Grid Connection

    After filing the documents for the public planning procedure for the section of the BorWin4 offshore grid connection that lies in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in 2021, German transmission system operator Amprion has now announced that the approval process at the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has started. In the spring of 2021, Amprion […]

  • 17 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Aibel employees doing their job on the DolWin beta converter station.  “Small people, great effort,” says Aibel AS in a description of the photo that shows work on the DolWin beta offshore converter station outside the company’s yard in Haugesund, Norway. With a capacity of more than 900 MW, the converter station will host […]

  • 19 July 2022
    Grid Connection

    German transmission system operator Amprion has started construction work on the DolWin4 and BorWin4 offshore grid connection systems with a groundbreaking ceremony on Norderney Island’s North Beach. The drilling to cross below the island of Norderney marks the start of construction work for Amprion’s first offshore projects, which are scheduled to go into operation in […]

  • 5 December 2013

    On Thursday 5 December, the jacking up of Dolwin Beta’s topsides started. The topsides weighs 10,000 tons. It will be jacked up more than 50 meters to be fitter on the substructure by six gigantic jacking towers Drydocks commenced the construction of the June last year. The platform will be ready for sailaway from Dubai […]

  • 23 April 2012
    Grid Connection

    ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won a significant order from the Dutch-German transmission grid operator TenneT to supply an AC (alternating current) power transmission link connecting Nordergründe, an offshore North Sea wind farm, to the mainland grid in Germany. The order was booked in the first quarter. The link has a […]

  • 23 November 2022
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Italian cabling giant Prysmian Group is investing approximately EUR 200 million in a new cable-laying vessel which will be equipped with a battery pack for a total power of 3 MW. The new 170-metre-long vessel will be built by the VARD Group, a subsidiary of the Fincantieri Group, just like Leonardo da Vinci which was […]

  • 22 July 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    Amprion Offshore GmbH has now commissioned Siemens Energy to supply the converter platforms for the DolWin4 and BorWin4 offshore grid connection systems. DolWin4 and BorWin4 will transport up to 1.8 GW of power from several wind farms in the German North Sea to land with low losses. The order value is in the high three-digit […]

  • 26 February 2013
    Grid Connection, Technology

    DolWin3 is the eighth grid connection project to be implemented by TenneT using direct current technology. Together with three projects based on AC current technology, TenneT TSO, which is responsible for the North Sea, will then deliver a total of around 6.2 GW of offshore wind energy to the mainland. Alstom has just been awarded […]

  • 16 May 2016
    Grid Connection

    Two almost identical jacket structures for DolWin gamma offshore converter platform are on their way to be installed in the North Sea. The structures will be positioned at sea with a spacer frame, accurately fitting them into the right place. Nine piles per jacket will anchor the support structure to the seabed, which had to be prepared prior to the […]

  • 18 May 2016
    Grid Connection

    PFISTERER, an energy transmission and distribution specialist, has started the onshore work for equipping the DolWin gamma converter station.  The 900MW DolWin gamma converter platform is currently being constructed as the third link within the DolWin wind farm cluster. PFISTERER is in charge of laying all high-voltage and medium-voltage cables, both within the platform and over the […]

  • 8 June 2021
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    London-based consultancy AqualisBraemar LOC has secured a contract to provide marine warranty services for the export cable installation of the DolWin5 offshore grid connection project in Germany. The scope of work covers all marine transportation and installation operations relating to the laying of export cables, as well as the suitability surveys of all construction and support […]

  • 27 February 2013

    Transmission System Operator TenneT has awarded the DolWin3 offshore project in North Sea to Alstom. Windreich AG marks this contract for DolWin3, with a total investment of more than one billion euros, as another important component for the success of the energy transition. TenneT, together with the Windreich AG, is the most active investor in […]

  • 3 February 2015
    Grid Connection

    Nordic Yards held a dock laying ceremony of a steel element of the offshore converter platform DolWin gamma in Warnemünde on 30 January. The placing of a 200-tonne section marked another milestone in the production of the 900 MW HVDC platform. “With today´s dock-laying, we are happy to have completed one further important step in the construction […]

  • 28 June 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance

    A consortium of SeaRenergy and N-Sea has won a contract by TenneT for modification works to the jacket foundation of the HVDC platform DolWin alpha.

  • 11 June 2014
    Grid Connection, Technology

    Representatives of TenneT, Mitsubishi, ABB, Aibel and Dubai Dry Docks were present at a ceremony organized on the occasion of DolWin beta’s departure from Drydocks World. “DolWin beta is the first wind platform we have designed and built. Now that the giant is leaving its construction site, it is a milestone for Aibel,” says CEO Jan […]

  • 23 April 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Tekmar Energy has secured a contract by cable manufacturer ZTT to supply its cable protection system (CPS) for the Gode Wind 3 high-voltage grid connection in Germany. The 16 km long submarine cable is scheduled for installation in 2023 and will connect the 242 MW Gode Wind 3 offshore wind farm to TenneT’s extra-high-voltage grid […]

  • 4 December 2012
    Grid Connection

    Recently, Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH (NSW) was awarded an order by TenneT TSO GmbH (TenneT), a German-based transmission network operator, to supply and install 2 x 8.5 kilometers of 155 kV AC submarine transmission cable system. The cable will provide the connection of the transformer platform of the future offshore wind park Gode Wind I to […]