General – Gridconnection
Yesterday TenneT signed the contract for the stations lot with the consortium of McDermott International and Global Energy Interconnection Research Institute Europe, GEIRI Europe/C-EPRI Electric Power Engineering Co., in Berlin.
On a 235-kilometre-long route, TenneT transmits the electricity via underground cable by using low-loss direct current technology (HVDC) from the offshore converter station BorWin kappa to the converter station in Büttel (SchleswigHolstein).
Within the consortium, the focus of McDermott will be on the converter stations; they draw on a wide range of offshore experience and their own worldwide fabrication yards. GEIRI/C-EPRI will focus on electrical engineering.
In 2027 grid connection BorWin6 is scheduled for completion.
BorWin6 will transmit a capacity of 980 megawatts and is the last offshore grid connection system of TenneT in 320kV technology.
All further projects will already be build according to our new 525kV offshore standard set by the 2GWprogram, which will accelerate Europe’s energy transition.