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  • 24 January 2013

    State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi), Stefan Kapferer, opened the conference held in the BMWi on Development of the North Sea offshore grid. The event focused on the current issues and regulatory approval of such network. In addition, the initial results of the North Seas Countries Offshore Grid Initiative (NSCOGI) […]

  • 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 […]

  • 23 July 2015
    Grid Connection

    Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. has been selected as an intended outsource company for the “Next-Generation Offshore DC Power Transmission System Development Project” run by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO). The development of the project will start this year and run for five years, with the goal of establishing fundamental technologies toward […]

  • 22 March 2016
    Grid Connection

    A 4-year project investigating the benefits of a meshed offshore transmission grid has been launched recently under the EU’s Horizon 2020 Research Program, and is currently the biggest energy project within the program. A meshed offshore grid connecting offshore wind farms to land could provide significant financial, technical and environmental benefits to the European electricity market, […]

  • 23 July 2012

    IMDC has been appointed by Elia as Marine Consultant for the realization of the Belgian Offshore Grid (BOG). The BOG consists of 2 OHVS platforms, 1 submarine interconnection cable and 4 submarine cables to the onshore grid, of which the connection point is the Stevin location near Zeebgugge. One of the OHVS will be integrated […]

  • 14 March 2019
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    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 […]

  • 3 February 2020

    UK energy market regulator Ofgem launched its Decarbonisation Action Plan on 3 February 2020. The plan aims to ensure a path to UK’s net zero future, which includes supporting the development of an offshore grid to accommodate the UK offshore wind ambitions. The Decarbonisation Action Plan comprises nine actions that would lead to building a […]

  • 11 September 2019
    Grid Connection

    Elia has inaugurated its Modular Offshore Grid (MOG) in the presence of His Majesty the King of Belgium. MOG is expected to begin gathering the electricity generated by the Rentel, Northwester 2 and SeaMade offshore wind farms and transmitting it to the mainland via joint subsea cables in 2020. It features the Offshore SwitchYard (OSY) platform, constructed by Heerema Fabrication […]

  • 11 April 2019
    Grid Connection

    German offshore grid network system is too expensive, inefficient, and will lead to billions of euros in additional costs by 2030 compared to its UK counterpart, according to a study commissioned by Ørsted. The study, Market Design for an Efficient Grid Connection of Offshore Wind Energy, carried out by DIW Econ, compared the market design of German offshore grid […]

  • 22 November 2011
    Authorities, Grid Connection

    Scottish, Irish and Northern Irish ministers will meet later this week to discuss the issues raised in a major study on a future offshore grid infrastructure linking the countries, as well as other areas where the countries have mutual and shared energy, environmental and economic interests. The tripartite meeting will take place this Wednesday, alongside […]

  • 13 March 2015
    Grid Connection

    Dutch transmission grid operator TenneT has contracted Ecofys to support the organisation in intensifying its stakeholder consultation process with regards to the intended offshore grid in the Dutch part of the North Sea. Ecofys will support TenneT in the stakeholder consultation with respect to all technical, legal and planning aspects of the realisation of the […]

  • 4 March 2016
    Grid Connection

    Elia Asset N.V. is looking to appoint contractor(s) who will carry out seabed survey and seasoil sampling off the east Belgian coast, where submarine power cables and an offshore platform are planned to be installed as part of the Modular Offshore Grid project.  Along with the survey design and planning, the work will include marine geophysical, […]

  • 2 February 2016

    A new legislative proposal, appointing TenneT as the grid administrator at sea, will be submitted to Dutch Parliament this month. This new proposal is necessary, because otherwise the understandings reached in the Energy Agreement cannot be achieved by 2020, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency ( said. The agency further explained that first and second tender in […]

  • 23 July 2014
    Grid Connection

     The grid operator Elia was granted a permit for the construction and operation of a high voltage offshore grid in the North Sea called “Belgian Offshore Grid” (BOG). This week Ministers approved the project that would feature two substations, with one installed on an artificial island or platform west of the Lodewijkbank, 34 km off […]

  • 29 June 2016
    Grid Connection

    A new study commissioned by German wind energy industry has revealed considerable acceleration and cost reduction potential in the offshore HVDC grid connection field and has proposed an improved network utilization for short-term elimination of bottlenecks on land.  According to the analysis, there is potential for acceleration of 8 to 14 months in the tendering and contracting […]

  • 28 January 2019
    Authorities, Environment, Grid Connection

    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 […]

  • 3 December 2015
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    TenneT has signed framework agreements for the future supply of Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) with Alstom Grid Netherlands, and the supply of power transformers with CG Power Systems Belgium, for the Dutch offshore power grid. This equipment will form the ‘heart’ of five offshore platforms that will transmit the power from five new wind locations to […]

  • 15 October 2014
    Grid Connection

    Meshed offshore grid can bring significant financial, technical, and environmental benefits at the EU level, said recent study. The study, conducted for the European Commission, by PWC, Ecofys, and Tractebel Engineering compares the costs and benefits of a “meshed” offshore grid in the Northern Seas region with separate radial connections to shore for each wind […]

  • 28 November 2016
    Authorities, Grid Connection

    German Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) has confirmed a plan for the offshore grid development by 2025 (Offshore-Netzentwicklungsplan 2025), which regulates the connections of wind farms in the North and Baltic Seas to the German transmission network. “Electricity generation from wind farms in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea is a central component of the energy […]

  • 9 March 2015
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Today, TenneT launced a special website where relevant stakeholders can provide feedback on the development of an offshore electricity grid. For some time, TenneT has been consulting stakeholders on technology and planning. The overall goal of this process is to optimize, together with stakeholders, the offshore grid configuration and realization against minimum societal cost. By collaborating […]

  • 14 April 2017
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    The board of directors of Belgium’s transmission system operator Elia has approved the EUR 400 million investment into the so-called electricity plug, or Modular Offshore Grid (MOG) in the North Sea.

  • 8 October 2010

    Today the Belgian EU Presidency brought together governments and industry to speed up the building of an integrated offshore electricity grid in the North Seas. At a high level conference in Ostend, jointly organised by the Belgium Presidency and the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), Energy Ministries and industry from North Sea and other EU […]

  • 12 March 2019
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The scope of the tender to develop the Thor wind farm in the Danish North Sea will include the offshore grid connection, the Danish Energy Agency (DEA) said. DEA has also revealed that Thor will have the minimal installed capacity of 800MW, with an option for the developer to boost the wind farm’s capacity to […]

  • 27 March 2017
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The governments of Flanders and the Netherlands have reached an agreement on the Borssele subsea cables that will run through the Western Scheldt (Westerscheld), the estuary of the Scheldt river and an important shipping route for the Belgian Port of Antwerp.

  • 6 March 2014
    Authorities, Grid Connection

    German Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) will publish the Federal Spatial Offshore Grid Plan for the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the Baltic Sea tomorrow. It contains a planning timeline to 2023 for four grid connection measures with a capacity of about 1000 MW. The plan defines routes for submarine cable systems and locations of […]

  • 21 September 2017
    Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

    Swedish company SCiBreak has joined the PROMOTioN consortium, which aims to develop and demonstrate diode rectifier offshore converters, HVDC grid protection system, and HVDC circuit breaker prototypes. PROMOTioN will also deliver a regulatory and financial framework, including an offshore grid deployment plan for the future offshore grid system in Europe.