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30 January 2015 Grid Connection

Siemens has handed over the first North Sea grid connection, BorWin2, to TenneT following successful completion of test runs. The offshore platform of the BorWin2 grid connection is located around 100 kilometers off the German coast – northwest of the island of Borkum, after which the project was named. “This is the first offshore grid […]

13 November 2014 Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

After successful testing, grid operator TenneT and Siemens have now initiated the trial run of the BorWin2 direct current link. After several weeks of trial operation, the grid link will be able to go into controlled operation in the first few months of 2015. With a transmission capacity of 800 megawatts (MW), the BorWin2 grid […]

29 April 2014 Grid Connection

Siemens has installed the BorWin2 offshore platform in the North Sea northwest of the island of Borkum. This marks Siemens’ achievement of the second crucial milestone in the German grid connection projects under contract with the German-Dutch network operator TenneT. Siemens had already erected its first converter platform for the HelWin1 connection off Heligoland in the […]

3 November 2010 Grid Connection

Siemens has won five-year maintenance contracts for the two North Sea grid connections BorWin2 and HelWin1 after getting the contracts for… (smartmeters) [mappress] Source: smartmeters, November 03, 2010;

13 June 2017 Business & Finance, Grid Connection

Transmission system operator (TSO) TenneT Holding B.V. has launched and priced another Green Bond issue under its green bond program of EUR 1 billion.

18 January 2017 Wind Farm Update

The first Siemens 6MW wind turbine installed at the Veja Mate offshore wind farm has started feeding the German electricity grid with green, renewable energy two months ahead of schedule.

14 December 2016 Wind Farm Update

TenneT has connected the Veja Mate offshore wind farm to the BorWin2 offshore grid connection. With wind turbines yet to be installed, the grid connection will be used to obtain power for the works carried out during the construction phase. The connection between BorWin beta and Veja Mate’s substation consists of two 11,4km AC cables with a voltage […]

28 September 2016 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

Siemens has received an order for the maintenance and upkeep of the Offshore Substation (OSS) and turbine substructures of the Veja Mate offshore project. In 2015, Siemens received an order for 67 of its 6MW class turbines for the 400MW wind farm. The agreement also includes all vessel operations and a 15-year service and maintenance contract. The […]

27 September 2016 Wind Farm Update

MHI Vestas has been appointed as the preferred supplier of V164-8.0 MW turbines for the 252MW Deutsche Bucht project in Germany. The preferred supplier award includes a 15-year full scope service package, maximising the power production on site, MHI Vestas said. Albert Jochems, CEO of Deutsche Bucht said: “We are pleased with the process and […]

10 June 2016 Authorities, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance

NDE Offshore AB has recently been awarded a contract by Siemens to conduct periodic inspections of the helidecks on three offshore HVDC platforms in the North Sea. The grid connections are owned by German-Dutch transmission grid operator TenneT. Already completed is the Helwin1 platform, where inspections were carried out in April. At the end of […]

20 October 2015

The German Government has set a target to have 6.5 gigawatts of offshore wind power capacity installed by 2020. In Germany the offshore grid network has been beset with problems and delays but is eventually taking off and 2015 will prove to be a major link up year for TenneT the Dutch/German TSO responsible for […]

31 August 2015

Nordergründe The 111MW Nordergründe offshore wind farm reached financial closure. The project developer WPD announced that it has secured funding for the next €410m phase of the wind farm. The funding includes loans from KfW IPEX-Bank and the European Investment Bank (EIB) and equity from WPD. Nordergründe will have 18 Senvion turbines installed 16km off the German coast in the Weser Estatuary, in water depths varying from […]

20 July 2015

Borkum Riffgrund 1 Turbine installation work is ongoing at the 312MW Borkum Riffgrund 1 offshore wind farm, located 54km off the German coast and around 37km from the island Borkum. The installation, performed by A2SEA’s SEA INSTALLER, reached half way in mid-March. The first of the 78 Siemens SWT-4.0-130 turbines was installed back in August 2014 and the first electricity was already produced mid-February. […]

22 June 2015 Grid Connection

Siemens has handed over HelWin2, the fourth North Sea grid link, to the customer TenneT. This marks the start of commercial operation of the grid connection by the German-Dutch transmission grid operator. There are now four Siemens grid links with a transmission capacity of over 2.9 gigawatts (GW) installed in the North Sea which together […]

25 May 2015

Events such as the EWEA OFFSHORE that took place in March, are providing excellent opportunities to hear all about the latest developments and challenges to overcome in the vibrant industry that is offshore wind. But reading and hearing is one thing… Experiencing the real thing is another. To give Offshore WIND and the articles we write as […]

18 May 2015 Grid Connection

Avantha Group Company CG, along with other consortium partners Cofely Fabricom and lemants, has been awarded the contract for the supply and installation of HV offshore substation for the 400 MW Veja Mate Offshore Project GmbH. The scope of work for CG includes the electrical engineering, grid compliance studies, HV/MV equipment supply, installation and commissioning. […]

28 April 2015 Business & Finance, Grid Connection

Following news that Siemens handed over the High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) offshore grid connection SylWin1 to TenneT yesterday, Prysmian Group announced that it has successfully commissioned the project in a contract with TenneT.  Prysmian secured this project in January 2011 as part of overall contracts awarded to consortium between the Group and Siemens Energy for […]

27 April 2015 Grid Connection

Siemens has handed over SylWin1, the third North Sea grid connection this year, to its customer TenneT. The German-Dutch transmission grid operator has now put the world’s most powerful grid connection to date into commercial operation, Siemens said in a press release issued Friday, April 25. The offshore platform of the SylWin1 grid connection is […]

9 February 2015 Grid Connection

Siemens has now handed over HelWin1, the second North Sea grid connection in quick succession, to TenneT. The German-Dutch transmission system operator has now also put this grid connection into commercial operation. Located around 85 kilometers off the German coast, northwest of the island of Helgoland, the grid connection can transmit up to 576 megawatts […]

3 February 2015 Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

TenneT’s offshore connection BorWin2 is now operational and transports the German North Sea electricity to the grid on land. BorWin2 has a capacity of 800 megawatts (MW) and can provide around one million households with electricity. With BorWin2, four grid connections with a total capacity of approximately 1,400 MW are realized. In addition, at this moment there are […]

11 November 2014 Business & Finance, Grid Connection

Prysmian Group has announced new investments worth over € 40 million to upgrade production capabilities in its cable plants in Pikkala, Finland and in Arco Felice, Italy. The factories are already the Group’s centres of excellence for high voltage and submarine cable production. These new investments will enable both plants to be fully equipped to […]

22 September 2014 Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Technology

Prysmian Group will showcase its state-of-the-art range of products and services for the wind power industry at the 2014 edition of the WindEnergy Hamburg event in Hamburg (Germany) from September 23 to 26, hall A1 booth 122. Long term growth perspectives in the renewable sector and business development strategy have taken the Group to further […]

21 July 2014 Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

Siemens has installed a fourth offshore platform in the North Sea, completing an important stage for grid connections of sea-based wind farms. This is the platform for the SylWin1 DC link, which is the most powerful of the four offshore wind power grid connections contracted to Siemens by the German-Dutch transmission grid operator TenneT between […]

11 July 2014 Grid Connection

Siemens has completed installation of the offshore platform for the direct-current connection HelWin2. Working under contract from the German-Dutch grid operator TenneT, Siemens has thus achieved a decisive milestone of the German grid connection projects. “We have now installed three high-tech platforms for TenneT in the North Sea. The HelWin2 project is now in the […]

7 July 2014 Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

A cable lay barge, carrying cables manufactured by Prysmian for the connection of Butendiek and Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farms in Germany, flipped over and sank on July 3. AMT Explorer, towed by Red Husky, was on its way from Arco Felice in Naples to Bremerhaven, when the incident occurred 50 nautical miles southwest of […]

15 April 2014

Prysmian Group has been awarded a major project worth in excess of € 250 million by the Dutch-German grid operator TenneT for the grid connection of offshore wind farms in Germany. The project involves supply, installation and commissioning of a High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) 320 kV extruded submarine and land power bipole connection with […]