ABB’s Power Grids business has been awarded a triple digit million-euro order from the Aibel/Keppel FELS consortium, which will design, construct, and build the HVDC transmission system for the offshore wind connection project DolWin5. ABB is the HVDC technology provider. This project will deliver 900 MW from three wind farms some 100 km off the German coast. It is scheduled for completion in 2024.
The order includes the converter platform in the North Sea, as well as an onshore converter station located in Emden, in the Lower Saxony region of Germany. TSO TenneT is responsible for providing power links to the offshore wind farms in this cluster. Using HVDC makes it possible to transmit the power through a 130 km cable system with very low losses to the mainland.