Germany

Germany

Tennet Offshore awards cable warehouse contract

Rhenus will operate depot for offshore cable maintenance

Rhenus of Bremerhven has won a tender to set up and operate a central storage depot in north-west Germany to hold primary spare parts for maintenance of maritime cable systems for offshore wind stations.

Germany's transmission system operator Tennet Offshore has eleven offshore cable system under development or in operation in the North Sea, representing more than 6.2GW of capacity.

Another 1.8GW of cable capacity is in the tendering procedure for BorWin 3 and BorWin 4. Under Germany's Offshore Network Development Plan, six maritime direct current (DC) cable systems, adding 5.4GW, will be tendered by 2023.

Tennet is under formal investigation by German energy regulator Bundesnetzagentur for delays in providing grid connections for Dong Energy's Borkum Riffgrund 1 and 2 wind farms.

North Sea  - Tennet maritime cable project status

Alpha Ventus       AC    60MW  In operation since 2009

BorWin 1             DC  400MW  In operation since 2010

BorWin 2             DC  800MW  Trial operation to end 2015

DolWin 1             DC  800MW  Trial operation to end 2014

DolWin 2             DC  900MW  Trial operation to end 2015

DolWin 3             DC  900MW  Trial operation to end 2018

HelWin 1             DC  576MW  Trial operation to end 2014

HelWin 2             DC  690MW  Trial operation to end 2015

Nordergründe     AC  111MW  Trial operation to end 2015

Riffgat                 AC  108MW  Trial operation to end 2013

Sylwin 1              DC  864MW  Trial operation to end 2014


 
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
 

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