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13 Jul | b.offshore carries out Door Fan Test for TenneT's offshore converter station

Room air-tightness tests for extinguishing gas systems (also known as Door Fan Tests) have been routine practice in the area of building engineering for a long time. b.offshore GmbH has now carried out such a test for the first time for approximately twenty rooms of an offshore converter station in the North Sea belonging to TenneT.

12 Jul | The North Sea "wind harvest" of the first half of 2018 exceeds the first half of 2017 by more than five percent

TenneT sees optimisation potential through the tendering of free capacities for offshore grid connections
  • North Sea wind with 8.17 terawatt hours is stable with a strong 15 percent of total wind energy generation in Germany
  • Expansion of offshore wind farms is stagnating at previous year's level
  • TenneT is calling for western German North Sea wind farms to be linked to the Dutch electricity grid in the future.

11 Jul | Hengtong wins EPC&M contract to connect the first pre-commercial Floating Offshore Wind Farm in Portugal

Hengtong, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has been awarded a contract by REN – Rede Electrica Nacional, S.A., the operator of transmission grids in Portugal to design, manufacture and install the submarine power cable systems for the first pre-commercial Floating Offshore Wind Farm in Port.

10 Jul | Petrofac awarded Dutch offshore wind contract

Petrofac has been awarded a contract by TenneT, the Dutch-German transmission grid operator, for the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) offshore grid connection and more specifically for the Alpha and optional Beta HVAC platforms (substations) in the North Sea.


06 Jul | Submarine Cable for Offshore-Interconnector installed

Milestone reached by linking the Danish and the German transmission grids


21 Jun | Mitsubishi Corporation Named Preferred Bidder for Offshore Transmission Asset in the UK

Mitsubishi Corporation (MC), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Diamond Transmission Corporation (DTC), has been selected as the preferred bidder for a new, offshore electricity transmission link in the UK. This marks the sixth electricity transmission project for MC in the UK. The new offshore electricity transmission asset connects the Race Bank Offshore Windfarm (generation capacity of 573MW), situated approximately 27 km off the country’s eastern coast, with the Walpole substation which is owned by National Grid. The transmission line is composed of subsea cable, land cable, and offshore and onshore substations, and is valued at GBP 500.9 million, making it one of the largest among operational offshore transmission link assets in the UK.


20 Jun | Ofgem chooses preferred bidder for link to Race Bank Wind Farm

Today Ofgem has selected Diamond Transmission Partners as the preferred bidder to own and operate the high voltage transmission link to the Race Bank offshore wind farm for the next 20 years.


19 Jun | Irish regulator consults on ‘significant’ benefits of Greenlink interconnector

Greenlink Interconnector Limited, the developer of the 500MW electricity interconnector project between Ireland and the UK [1], has welcomed the consultation paper published yesterday by the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) [2] detailing expected Irish consumer benefits from the project and setting out a clear path to the project’s regulatory approval.