Siemens and Prysmian win €500m Nordsee-Ost wind farm contract

Siemens-Servicemitarbeiter vor dem Offshore-Windpark Lillgrund zwischen Malmö und Kopenhagen in Schweden. Siemens hat im Projekt Lillgrund 48 Windenergieanlagen des Typs SWT-2.3-93 mit einer Leistung von jeweils 2,3 Megawatt (MW) installiert. Der Windpark mit einer installierten Gesamtleistung von 110 Megawatt (MW) wird vom schwedischen Energieversorger Vattenfall betrieben und wurde im Juni 2008 offiziell in Betrieb genommen. Der Offshore-Windpark Lillgrund produziert genug Strom, um 60.000 schwedische Haushalte zu versorgen.Siemens service personnel in front of the Lillgrund offshore wind farm Lillgrund in the Øresund between Malmö and Copenhagen. For the Lillgrund project Siemens installed 48 SWT-2.3-93 wind power systems each rated at 2.3 megawatts (MW). The wind farm with a total installed capacity of 110 MW is operated by the Swedish utility Vattenfall and officially came on line in June 2008. The Lillgrund offshore wind farm produces enough electrcity to supply 60,000 Swedish households.

Siemens will be supplying a Voltage Sourced Converter (VSC) system

A consortium made up of engineering giant Siemens and cable manufacturer Prysmian has won a €500m ($649.3) order to connect RWE’s Nordsee-Ost offshore wind farm to the German national grid.

The consortium will undertake the work for transmission system operator Transpower, a subsidiary of the Dutch grid operator TenneT.

The wind farm will be connected via submarine cables using high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission technology.

The Nordsee-Ost wind farm is located about 85km offshore to the north-west of the island of Helgoland. The grid connection will have a transmission capacity of up to 576MW.

Siemens will be supplying a Voltage Sourced Converter (VSC) system using itsHVDC Plus technology to transport the wind-generated power to the mainland.

Siemens says the converter will Log in to read complete article.

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