- Published: 11 August 2020 11 August 2020
Siemens Energy is supplying the high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) 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 scope of supply for Siemens Energy and its Spanish partner Dragados Offshore S.A. includes the turnkey construction and installation of the offshore platform in the North Sea and the converter station on land. 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.