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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.
NDE Offshore has completed the structural and subsea inspections on Siemens HVDC platforms in Germany, owned by TenneT.
Siemens has awarded offshore services provider NDE Offshore AB with a contract to carry out structural and subsea inspections on four HVDC platforms in the German North Sea.
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "HVDC Converting Platforms: The Future Transmission System for Offshore Wind" report to their offering. The rising concern over environmental conditions due to global warming is leading to increased interest in the development of renewable and clean sources of energy. The need for energy security and energy […]
NorSea Wind (NorSeaGroup Wind) has signed a five-year agreement with Nordic Unmanned (NU) for the provision of drone services for the works on nine TenneT's HVDC platforms, for which NorSea Wind won a five-year contract earlier this year.
ABB has presented a new, compact, high-voltage direct current (HVDC) solution for offshore wind which is said to cut the weight and the volume of an offshore platform by more than half and eliminate the need for alternating current (AC) substation platforms. ABB's new HVDC solution eliminates the need for AC platforms since the wind turbine generators can now […]
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 […]
Researchers at the Universitat Jaume I (UJI) have joined the PROMOTioN European project to reduce the costs of the development of the offshore wind farms by scaling down offshore electrical installations up to 50%. The Instituto de Automática e Informática Industrial (ai2 Institute) from the Polytechnic University of Valencia is leading the initiative. The technology that […]
ABB has successfully commissioned a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) link between Norway and Denmark to increase availability of renewable hydroelectric and wind power in the region’s electricity grid. At 500 kilovolts (kV), the Skagerrak 4 link sets a new record in transmission voltage using Voltage Source Converters (VSC). The converters rely on semiconductors to convert […]
ABB and Hitachi have announced an agreement to form a joint venture for high voltage direct current (HVDC) system solutions in Japan. The new entity, to be based in Tokyo, will be responsible for the design, engineering, supply and after-sales services related to the DC system of HVDC projects bringing ABB's latest technologies to the […]
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 […]
The Iv-Consult has begun making the workshop drawings of two topsides of converter platforms, each approximately 1250 tons, for the Gode Wind 1 and 2 offshore wind projects. This project is for Iemants Steel Constructions N.V. in Belgium. Gode Wind 1 and 2 are offshore wind farm projects located northwest of Nordreney in the German […]
On her visit to Germany’s Hannover Messe 2014, Chancellor Angela Merkel got a glimpse of ABB’s new hybrid HVDC (high-voltage direct current) circuit breaker, a critical technology in enabling the transition to renewable energy. “Let’s get started with building the new power grid!” Merkel told ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer, who was briefing her on how […]
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has achieved another technology milestone, energizing its fourth generation of HVDC Light® transmission systems. At ±320 kilovolts (kV) this latest innovation sets a new record for voltage-sourced converter (VSC) HVDC applications, compared with the current maximum installed rating of ±200 kV, accredited to ABB. It will also […]
SeaRenergy Offshore has been selected by Siemens for the transportation and installation of two HVDC converter platforms for the offshore wind cluster BorWin 2 and HelWin 1 in the North Sea. The platforms which consist of a base frame and a topside shall be towed from Nordic Yards in Wismar and Warnemünde to the designated […]
On 4 June 2012 Heerema Fabrication Group in the Netherlands secured a contract for the Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) of an HVDC offshore platform for Siemens in Germany on behalf of grid operator TenneT. The contract consists of an offshore platform which will be equipped with Siemens’ High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) technology […]
Offshore services provider NDE Offshore has completed annual inspections of the helideck substructures on three HVDC platforms in the German North Sea for Siemens Transmission.
Offshore service provider NDE Offshore has started annual inspections of the helideck substructures on three HVDC platforms in the German North Sea for Siemens Transmission.
TenneT is holding market consultation for grid connection concepts for IJmuiden Ver wind energy area, which is farther from the coast than currently developed areas. The company is consulting on HVDC platforms and an artificial island as potential solutions.
Inocean AS has acquired all of the outstanding shares in ABB Inocean AB and has renamed the company Inocean AB.
TenneT Netherlands, Energinet.dk and TenneT Germany will sign a trilateral agreement on developing the North Sea Wind Power Hub project during the North Seas Energy Forum in Brussels on 23 March, in the presence of Maroš Šefčovič, European Commissioner for Energy Union.
GeoSea to Build Large Offshore Wind Farms with New Next-Gen Vessel As of 2019, GeoSea will use a next generation vessel – named Orion – for the construction of the large offshore wind farms, after its mother company DEME placed an order for the 216.5m DP3 installation vessel with COSCO shipyard in China. TenneT Consulting […]
The Netherlands Opens Door to More Offshore Wind by 2023 The House of Representatives of the Netherlands has voted in favour of carrying out further research to determine if new offshore wind zones can be added to increase the country’s target of having a total of 4.45GW of offshore wind generation capacity commissioned by 2023. […]
Dutch Sif Holding N.V. has been awarded a contract for the production of all tubular components for the jacket of the BorWin gamma platform. The contract includes the production of legs, bracings, pile sleeves and pin piles for the jacket. The project is being undertaken by Petrofac in consortium with Siemens for the German-Dutch transmission grid operator […]
DNV GL has been awarded a contract by Cosco Shipping Company Limited of China for the installation engineering services for the BorWin gamma high voltage direct current (HVDC) converter platform. The Dutch-German transmission system operator TenneT is developing the offshore AC/DC converter platform BorWin gamma as part of the grid connection project BorWin3. A consortium […]
Atlas Professionals has been chosen as the 1st tier supplier for Dutch-German transmission system operator TenneT for the supply of senior personnel to the North Sea. The contract will allow for Atlas’ senior personnel such as Client Representatives to oversee operations of some of TenneT's Offshore Projects including the various stages of BorWin, DolWin, HelWin […]