November 14 (Renewables Now) - Italian cable maker Prysmian SpA (BIT:PRY) said Wednesday it has commissioned the 900-MW DolWin3 high voltage direct current (HVDC) offshore wind grid connection in the German North Sea.
The completed project was handed over to Dutch-German grid operator TenneT, Prysmian said. The Italian company was in charge of the supply, installation and the final commissioning of the 320-kV HVDC submarine and land power cable connections and the associated fibre optic cable system. The cables followed a 78-kilometre land route and an 83-kilometre subsea route.
The DolWin3 project is the third offshore grid connection in the DolWin cluster. It was built to link the offshore converter platform DolWin Gamma, located some 85 kilometres off the German coast, to the country's mainland to bring offshore wind power into the national grid.
Prysmian boarded the project in 2013 through a contract awarded on behalf of TenneT. It produced the cables at its manufacturing facilities in Italy, Finland and the Netherlands.
This year, TenneT awarded Prysmian a roughly EUR-140-million (USD 154m) contract for the 900-MW DolWin5 project.
(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.01)