Alstom, Nordic Yards win DolWin3 work

Transmission system operator TenneT has chosen France’s Alstom for the €1bn ($1.3bn) DolWin3 grid-connection project in the German North Sea, the first time it has looked beyond Siemens and ABB for such kit.

The 900MW link is due to be completed in 2017 and will transport power via an 83km subsea cable to the German coast. It will then travel a further 79km via an underground cable to the converter station in Dörpen/West in Lower Saxony.

TenneT – which has faced criticism over its management of delayed German North Sea offshore grid links – says DolWin3 will bring the total grid-tied offshore capacity to 6.2GW.

Alstom has named platform constructor Nordic Yards and cable supplier Prysmian as its partners on the project. Alstom has Log in to read complete article.

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