Offshore, Project Development, Wind Power

DolWin2 Offshore Wind Link Commissioned in North Sea

The Dutch-German transmission operator TenneT now has control of the new 916-MW DolWin2 offshore wind link in the North Sea.

ABB yesterday said that it commissioned DolWin2 and handed it over to TenneT.

The HVDC link connects offshore wind farms to the mainland grid. It includes a 320-kV converter station positioned on a platform about 45 km offshore.

According to TenneT’s website, the link will connect the Nordsee One, Gode Wind I and Gode Wind II wind farms to the onshore transmission grid. In March, the first wind turbine was installed at Nordsee One. The 332-MW project is expected to be completed by the end of the year. Installation of the 97 turbines for the 582-MW Gode Wind I & II projects was completed last May.

ABB previously built and delivered to TenneT the BorWin1 and DolWin1 HVDC transmission links.

BorWin1 connects the BARD Offshore 1 wind farm to the grid. BARD Offshore 1 is located about 130 km off the German coast in the North Sea. The 800-MW DolWin1 link connects a cluster of wind farms in the North Sea to the grid.

Lead image credit: ABB