Dutch/German grid driver TenneT stated Monday that the 900 MW overseas substation system DolWin kappa had actually cruised far from the Dragados Offshore shipyard in Cádiz,Spain
“TenneT will soon be reliably bringing even more green wind power from the German North Sea to land via the direct current connection DolWin6,” TenneT stated in the news of the sailaway which happened on August 5, 2022.
“After only three years of construction, the platform is now on board the transport barge “Iron Lady” and on its way to the Dutch port of Rotterdam. There, it will be reloaded onto the world’s largest service vessel, the “Pioneering Spirit,” and then shipped to the installation site. The grid connection system is scheduled to be commissioned in 2023 and provide renewable energy to over 1 million households,” TenneT stated.
“TenneT is taking its mission seriously and advancing the grid expansion in the North Sea step by step. With the successful sail-out of the offshore platform DolWin kappa, we have taken the next important leap. DolWin6 is already the 13th offshore grid connection in our German portfolio and will bolster Europe’s urgently needed energy independence beginning in 2023,” stated TenneT COO Tim Meyerj ürgens when the system dived in.
“We also have our partners to thank for the fact that we are reaching this milestone on schedule. Working closely with our contractors, Siemens Energy and Dragados Offshore, my colleagues took only three years to build the platform despite the enormous challenges posed by the pandemic. This is an outstanding achievement – and proof that we have strong, reliable partners,” Meyerj ürgens included.
The system includes a foundation framework (coat) as well as a superstructure (topside). The 2 have a mixed elevation of regarding 82 meters, so the system will certainly increase regarding 53 meters over the surface area of theNorth Sea In enhancement, there will certainly be a bridge that will certainly attach DolWin kappa with DolWin beta (grid link system DolWin2), which wascommissioned in 2016, to effectively utilize the currently existing framework of the moms and dad system.
Also, the total enhanced style of the system has actually dramatically lowered the dimension of DolWin kappa.
“The well-thought-out construction of the offshore platform conserves important resources while minimizing impacts on the environment. This clearly illustrates that protecting the environment and nature is our top priority when planning and implementing our grid connections,” Tim Meyerj ürgens stated.
Once it gets here in Rotterdam, the system will certainly be refilled onto the globe’s biggest solution vessel. Owned by Allseas, the 382-metre-long “Pioneering Spirit” will certainly lug all system parts (coat, topside, stacks, as well as bridge) to their last location in theGerman North Sea
After the system is appointed in 2023, it will certainly transform the rotating existing produced by overseas wind ranches right into straight existing, which will certainly after that be sent to Hilgenriedersiel on the landmass through an about 45-kilometer-long subsea cable television.
From the landfall in Hilgenriedersiel, the electrical power will certainly be sent to Emden by a land cable television, which will certainly additionally be 45 kilometers long. Here ashore, TenneT has actually constructed the Emden/Ost converter terminal as well as transformer terminal to transform the straight existing back right into rotating existing and afterwards feed it right into the high-voltage grid at the right voltage degree.