DRAGADOS OFFSHORE WINS A CONTRACT TO DESIGN, BUILD AND INSTALL THREE 2 GW OFFSHORE CONVERTER STATIONS IN THE GERMAN NORTH SEA
Thursday April 20, 2023 - Development of three 2GW High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) connections to transfer offshore wind power to the power grid of Germany
- Three offshore windfarm energy converter platforms for a German operator
- Total capacity of 6 GW
Dragados Offshore in consortium with Siemens Energy has been awarded by TenneT (the DutchGerman transmission system operator) a contract to design, build and install the three offshore windfarm energy converter platforms in the North Sea.
The converter platforms will collect the alternating current generated by several wind farms and convert it into high voltage direct current (HVDC) which will then be reconverted into alternating current at onshore stations approximately 200 km away in the German towns of Wilhelmshaven and Heide.
The construction of these converter platforms, each weighing around 34,000 tonnes, will generate more than 2,000 jobs per platform providing workload until 2031.
This project is part of Germany's Energy Transition Plan, which calls for the construction of a major offshore wind power generation network. Dragados Offshore was recently awarded six other HVDC projects of the same type.