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Prysmian has awarded Canyon Offshore with a multi-million pound contract for the provision of offshore cable trenching services on the North Sea Link interconnector, the 1.4GW subsea HVDC system with cables linking the UK and Norway.
Engineering consultancy WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has been appointed by National Grid North Sea Link Ltd to provide cable manufacturing quality and inspection services on the 1.4GW North Sea Link interconnector, the first electricity link between Nordic and British markets.
DEME Group’s new cable laying and multipurpose vessel Living Stone has started her first offshore wind assignment on the Hornsea Project One wind farm off the North Sea coast of the UK.
The Kriegers Flak – Combined Grid Solution has reached another milestone after Germany’s 50Hertz and Denmark’s Energinet completed the 24 hours tests on both of the offshore cables connecting the Danish platform on the Kriegers Flak wind farm with the German platform on the Baltic 2.
Transmission system operator TenneT has begun laying its NordLink subsea cable section in the German North Sea.
Petrofac has hired SeaRenergy to support the hook-up and commissioning of TenneT’s 900MW BorWin3 HVDC platform (BorWin Gamma), once the topside is installed on top of its foundation already in place at the site off Germany.
Transmission system operator TenneT has called for the optimisation of the German offshore wind grid through an additional capacity auction and through linking future wind farms in the western German North Sea to the Dutch grid.
Both offshore cables of the Kriegers Flak Combined Grid Solution (CGS) are now in place, connecting the Danish and German transmission grids in combination with the infrastructure of offshore wind farm grid connection in the Baltic Sea.
Vattenfall and TenneT have joined forces to assess the technical feasibility, regulatory challenges and the benefits of running an interconnector between a substation in the designated offshore wind area IJmuiden Ver in Dutch waters to one of Vattenfall’s substations in UK waters.
First calculations show that cost-reduction of up to 30% could be achieved by the North Sea countries cooperating on offshore wind roll-out in comparison to each country connecting its own wind farms, according to Lars Barfoed, Board Chairman at Energinet.
Arcadis and Pondera Consult will carry out a strategic study into the various possibilities to transport the energy from future large-scale offshore wind farms in the Dutch North Sea to the national grid.