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TenneT awards €5.5bn grid connection contract in Europe
Seetao 2023-05-09 11:25
  • TenneT awarded ten contracts to connect offshore wind farms to European grid
  • Laying of the offshore cable is expected to begin in 2026. All 2GW offshore projects are expected to be operational by 2031 and the NordOstLink project is expected to be operational by 2032
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European transmission system operator TenneT has awarded ten grid connection contracts worth almost €5.5 billion across Europe. The contracts have been awarded to NKT, Nexans and a consortium of Jan De Nul, LS Cable and Denys to install the 525kV HVDC cable system.

The scope of the contract includes cable design, engineering, production, delivery, project management, onshore, offshore and nearshore installation of the 525kV HVDC cable and all joint works for the subsea and onshore sections. Selected contractors are expected to start work in 2023, with overland cable laying scheduled to begin after 2025.

NKT was awarded the contract for the Nederwiek 3 offshore wind project, which includes onshore landings at Geertruidenberg or Moerdijk and the connection of Doordewind 1 and Doordewind 2 at Eemshaven.

Nexans has been awarded the cable connection contract for BalWin3 and LanWin4, which will be connected in Wilhelmshaven together with LanWin2 in Lower Saxony to the Heide region in Schleswig-Holstein.

The consortium of JanDeNul, LSCable and Denys has been awarded the cable connection contract for the BalWin4 and LanWin1 offshore wind projects in Lower Saxony, which will be connected in the Unterweser region, and LanWin5 in the Rastede region. The consortium has also been awarded the contract by TenneT for the Nord OstLink section of the onshore 525kV DC corridor in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, a joint project with 50Hertz.

TenneT Chief Operating Officer Tim Meyerjürgens said: "Following the recent award of the first five cable connections and the announcement of the land-sea converter station supplier, we are once again very proud to announce the partnership of a multi-year agreement for the production of these critical innovative grid connection systems for the energy transition. and install cables. With this award alone, we will supply around 7,000 kilometers of HVDC cables to 15 onshore and offshore grid connection systems in Germany and the Netherlands by 2032.Editor/XingWentao

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