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TenneT and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (EZK) are inviting the public to provide comments on the infrastructure for connecting the North of the Wadden Sea Islands offshore wind project to the grid. The parties said that by gathering feedback on the 700MW Ten Noorden van de Waddeneilanden (TNW) project now, most promising routes are included in […]
The Netherlands commission for environmental assessment has issued a positive recommendation on the Environmental Impact Report of the Hollandse Kust (noord) and the Hollandse Kust (west Alpha) grid connections. Pondera Consult, together with Arcadis, provided the EIR and the necessary studies. The Hollandse Kust (noord) wind farm will be located about 18.5 kilometers offshore. The Hollandse […]
The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is holding a workshop together with Narec Distributed Energy on the topic of connecting renewable energy and battery technologies to the electricity grid.
Siemens Energy Management has received a firm order to design, supply and build the grid connection for the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm by German customer innogy SE.
ABB has won orders worth over USD 150 million from Danish energy company Ørsted to supply a range of technologies that will help integrate and transmit energy from the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm to the UK grid.
The installation of the full-scale Elisa offshore wind turbine prototype at the Plocan site off Gran Canaria, Spain, has been completed and now the turbine is awaiting the connection to the grid.
Following the release of the Dutch Offshore Wind Energy Roadmap 2030, TenneT has tabled proposals on how to connect offshore wind farms in the Holland Coast (West), North of the Wadden Sea Islands, and IJmuiden Far Offshore zones to the offshore grid.
The Swedish Energy Agency has, on behalf of the government, examined two different models to remove the grid connection costs for offshore wind power.
TSO TenneT and Blauwwind, the consortium of Shell, Van Oord, Eneco and Mitsubishi/DGE, have signed the grid connection agreements for the Borssele III and IV offshore wind farms situated off the coast of the Dutch province Zeeland.
Fugro has been awarded a joint contract with Boskalis for survey and identification of unexploded ordnance (UXO) at the Borssele Wind Farm Zone in the Netherlands.
Danish transmission system operator Energinet.dk, Fugro and subcontractor Boskalis have completed an unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey along the planned cable routes for a grid connecting the 600MW Kriegers Flak wind farm in the Baltic Sea. The survey was carried out in October 2016, Jens Christian Hygebjerg, Energinet.dk’s Chief Project Manager, Project Execution, told Offshore WIND. […]
Competitive tendering is cutting the costs for connecting offshore wind farms to British high voltage grid by at least £700m, according to new figures published by Ofgem today. Maxine Frerk, acting senior partner, networks, Ofgem, said: “The figures published today show that competition is helping to deliver savings for consumers for connecting offshore wind.” The […]
The Danish Energy Agency (DEA), Energinet.dk, and Kriegers Flak tenderers will hold a meeting on 2 February. They will discuss grid connection, platforms and technical issues regarding the 600MW offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea. The DEA has prequalified seven companies and consortia to participate in the tender for the project. The decision of the winner is expected […]
German engineering consultancy Gicon has received permission from a governmental agency to feed 2.3MW of grid connection capacity through the country’s first floating offshore foundation – GICON®-SOF. On 3 November 2015, Edelstahl und Umwelttechnik Stralsund GmbH (ESG), a member of the Gicon Group, secured the necessary claim to connection capacities as part of a bidding process with the German Federal Network […]
Siemens has introduced a new solution for connecting offshore wind turbines to the grid. Presented at the National Maritime Conference in Bremerhaven, the direct-current technology enables a cost-efficient and simplified connection of offshore wind power plants far from the coast, Siemens said. The platform housing the transmission technology is much smaller and more compact than […]
Eco Wave Power has received an official recognition as “Pioneering Device” by Dr. Bracha Halaf, the Israeli Chief Scientist on behalf of the Ministry of National Infrastructures, Energy and Water Resources. In accordance with a Governmental decision, Dr. Halaf approved that EWP’s wave energy power station is a pioneering technology in the wave energy field. This […]
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 […]
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 […]
On December 16, the Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Building issued an investment approval for units to be erected by Energinet.dk in order to connect the forthcoming offshore wind turbines at Kriegers Flak in the Baltic Sea to the onshore electricity grid. The approval allows Energinet.dk to enter into contracts for a total of […]
Pondera Consult, together with Arcadis, has been asked by TenneT (TSO) to support the entire EIA process for the offshore grid connection of offshore wind farms located in the wind development area “Borssele”. The Ministry of Economic Affairs decided in 2014 that wind development area “Borssele” would be the first area to be developed with […]
German Federal Network Agency launched a new initiative to allocate the 1,722.7MW grid connection capacity for the offshore wind developers. The available capacity will allow the country to reach its offshore wind goal of 7.7 GW by 2020. According to the agency, interested parties have until 1 October 2014 to apply after which it will […]
50Hertz Transmission GmbH, a German transmission system operator, is looking for engineering services, onshore and offshore. 50Hertz Transmission GmbH is responsible for the grid connection of offshore wind farms in the German part of the Baltic Sea. As part of the investment project “Offshore Grid Connection Cluster West Adlergrund (CWA)”, 50Hertz requires the supervision of cable […]
German transmission system operator 50Hertz is responsible for the connection of offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea to the mainland. Recently, a joint project was announced between 50Hertz and the Danish power utility Energinet.dk. Under the project, funded by the EU, the companies will integrate offshore wind farms of the two states in a […]
Since the opening of the Riffgat offshore wind farm in August there was still work to be done on the connection of the wind turbines. Now the offshore wind farm is prepared for fast and smooth network connection to the grid. As soon as there is a suitable weather window, a regular sonar survey will […]
Tuesday evening, an employee of a contractor working for transmission grid operator TenneT suffered a severe injury during work at sea on the HelWin1 offshore grid connection project. The employee’s life is not in danger. The responsible authorities have been informed about the accident. TenneT is in close contact with the authorities and project stakeholders […]
TenneT and Mitsubishi Corporation officially closed their partnership with respect to two German offshore high-voltage cable projects, BorWin1 and BorWin2. Mitsubishi’s voting interest will be 49% with aggregate maximum equity commitment of EUR 240 million. At the same time both partners signed a contract for an investment in two more offshore projects named HelWin2 and DolWin2 in which Mitsubishi also will acquire a […]