Prysmian Group has been awarded a contract by grid operator TenneT to connect multiple offshore windfarms to the German grid
Prysmian Group has been awarded a contract by grid operator TenneT to connect multiple offshore windfarms to the German grid.
The €140M (US$157M) Dolwin 5 contract involves supplying, installing and commissioning a high voltage direct current 320-kV XLPE-insulated submarine and land power cable connection, with a transmission capacity of 900 MW, as well as the associated fibre optic cable system, comprising a land route of 30 km and a subsea route of 100 km.
The turnkey connections will link the offshore converter platform DolWin epsilon, which is approximately 100 km offshore in the German sector of the North Sea, to the Emden/Ost converter station, in order to transmit renewable energy from offshore windfarms to the German grid.
The submarine and land cables will be manufactured at Prysmian’s facilities in Pikkala, Finland and Gron, France.
Offshore installation activity will be undertaken by two of the company’s cable laying vessels, Cable Enterprise, for deep water installation, and Ulisse, for shallow water activity.
Completion of the project is scheduled for the mid-2024.