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Siemens Energy to supply HVDC Technology for BorWin5 offshore Wind Farm

Power News - Published on Fri, 14 Aug 2020

Image Source: Siemens Energy HVDC Link BorWin5 Offshore
Siemens Energy is supplying the high voltage direct current power transmission technology for a further offshore connection in the German North Sea. A corresponding contract was just signed by the German-Dutch network operator TenneT and the BorWin5 Offshore Consortium, consisting of Siemens Energy and Dragados Offshore. In 2025, the platform BorWin epsilon, which is part of the BorWin5 project, will begin the low-loss transmission of electricity produced by the EnBW He Dreiht wind farm off the island of Borkum to the Garrel/Ost converter station around 230 kilometers distant. The transmission capacity of 900 megawatts is calculated to serve over 1.1 million households with electricity. The project is a further contribution toward decarbonizing Germany’s energy supply. BorWin5 marks the seventh HVDC offshore grid connection project undertaken by Siemens Energy in Germany with TenneT.

The scope of supply for Siemens Energy and its Spanish partner Dragados Offshore SA includes the turnkey construction and installation of the offshore platform in the North Sea and the converter station on land. The offshore converter station will convert the three-phase alternating current produced by the wind turbines into direct current with a voltage of 320 kilovoltsfor low-loss transmission to land. The shoreside converter station in Garrel/Ost will then convert the electricity back into three-phase alternating current for feeding into Germany’s power grid. Siemens Energy will supply the HVDC technology required for the project and build the shoreside station, while Dragados will be responsible for the design, procurement, construction and installation of the offshore converter platform.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Fri, 14 Aug 2020
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