Drydocks to install 900-MW converter platform in German North Sea
Oct 14, 2014 - Drydocks World will build the 900-MW BorWin3 high voltage direct current (HVDC) converter platform in the North Sea, which will be transmitting power from the connected offshore wind parks to the mainland of Germany.
The Dubai-based shipyard said in a statement yesterday it had won a contract from UK oil and gas service provider Petrofac Ltd (LON:PFC) for the fabrication, commissioning and load out of the platform. It will be able to transmit enough wind power to meet the annual electricity consumption of 1 million local homes. The platform is expected to be put onstream in 2019.
Drydocks World did not disclose the value of the deal.
Dutch-German transmission system operator TenneT made the order for the BorWin3 link to Petrofac and German engineering group Siemens (ETR:SIE). The latter will supply the HVDC converter technology for efficient direct-current transmission, Drydocks noted.
The UAE firm is a unit of holding company Dubai World.