Boskalis Wins Two Offshore Projects
Dutch engineering company Royal Boskalis Westminster has been awarded two offshore contracts with a combined value of approximately EUR 85 million.For a new offshore windfarm in Taiwan, Boskalis will carry out the scour protection of the turbine foundations and in Denmark a four-kilometer-long gas pipeline will be installed in the seabed. The execution of both projects is scheduled to take place in 2020.In Taiwan, Boskalis was awarded a contract for the scour protection for the Yunlin offshore windfarm. The award was made by Yunneng Wind Power Co. Ltd.
COBRA Cable Readies for Action
The 700MW COBRAcable interconnector linking the Dutch and the Danish grid will be available for the electricity market as of delivery day, 7 September, Dutch high-voltage grid operator TenneT said."After three years of construction, including the laying of the submarine cables as well as the construction of two onshore converter stations, and a successful test phase earlier this year, COBRAcable will be available for the electricity market as of the delivery day of 7 September…
Siemens Wins Viking Link Gig
Germany's Siemens AG said that it has won a deal to supply two converter stations for the first high-voltage direct current (HVDC) link between the UK and Denmark.Viking Link will enable the exchange of up to 1400MW of electricity to provide increased power-supply reliability and security to consumers in both countries, and will support the integration of renewable energy.The interconnector is being jointly developed by National Grid Ventures (Great Britain) and Energinet (Denmark) via National Grid Viking Link Ltd. and Energinet Eltransmission A/S.
NKT Confirms Viking Link Cable Order
Danish group NKT A/S said it has signed the final contract with Energinet and National Grid for the supply of a cable system for the 1,400-MW Viking Link inter-connector between Denmark and the UK.As per the contract, NKT is to supply a cable system of approx. 150 km of 525 kV MI high-voltage DC onshore power cables for Viking Link inter-connector project, connecting the Danish and British power transmission grids.NKT and the project owners have now signed the final contract documents for the project.
UK-Denmark Subsea Power Cable Gig Awarded
The Italian electric power transmission specialists Prysmian, German multinational conglomerate Siemens and Swedish cable manufacturer have secured contracts worth a total 1.1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) to build the world’s longest subsea power cable, the Viking Link between Britain and Denmark.National Grid and Energinet have recently announced that these cable and converter station suppliers are chosen for the UK’s first ever subsea electricity inter-connector to Denmark.The 1.4 GW high voltage direct current inter-connector…
DNV GL Wins Baltic Pipe Project
The international oil & gas advisory and classification society DNV GL has won a major contract to provide independent verification services for the Danish transmission system operator Energinet’s section of the Baltic Pipe project, offshore Denmark.The Baltic Pipe project aims to enable the transport of gas from Norway from a tie-in to the existing Europipe II in the Danish North Sea to the export facility in Zealand. The pipeline in the Baltic Sea towards Poland is not included in the contract.
NKT Commissions Kriegers Flak
Power cable systems provider NKT has commissioned the 170kV HVAC cable system for the 400MW Kriegers Flak combined grid solution which is the world’s first offshore interconnector using the national grid connections of offshore wind farms to connect the power grids of Denmark and Germany.NKT has successfully commissioned the turn key project of the 170 kV HVAC cable system for the combined grid solution connecting the wind farms Kriegers Flak and Baltic 2 for the innovative project…
Viking Link Between UK and Denmark Gets Green Signal
Viking Link, an electricity link between Denmark and the UK has been given the green light by the government. The a proposed 473-mile (761km) electricity cable between Bicker Fen, near Boston, and Revsing, in southern Jutland.The cable running from the Lincolnshire coast to Denmark, uniting UK offshore wind with the sector’s pioneering nation. The GBP1.8 billion (USD 2.31 bln) project hits UK landfall between Sandilands and Anderby Creek.It will include about 40 miles of underground cables before it reaches landfall…
Energy Island: Europeans Mull North Sea Hub
A plan set in motion by three European transmission system operators (TSO) aims to develop mammoth offshore wind farm infrastructure in the North Sea supported by at least one manmade island. First unveiled in June 2016, plans for the North Sea Wind Power Hub project will now press ahead to develop a large offshore renewable European electricity system following the signing of a trilateral agreement by TenneT TSO B.V. (Netherlands), Energinet.dk (Denmark) and TenneT TSO GmbH (Germany) in Brussels on March 23, 2017.
NKT Opens Submarine Cables Center in Rotterdam
NKT Cables established its submarine cable Logistics Center at Rotterdam’s deepwater port in the Netherlands. The center with its present 9,000- and 4,600-metric-ton turntable capacity has been implemented within the NKT Cables production flow, in order to provide a substantial logistics capacity. With its unique cable splicing technology, NKT Cables can connect long single cable lengths together to form extra-long continuous submarine cables, enabling load-outs of up to 6,000 metric tons - and even more - in one campaign to any cable laying vessel, adapting optimally to each specific project.
Rotterdam Subsea Cable Centre Set Up by NKT
NKT Cables has established a submarine cable Logistics Centre, with a 9.000 and 4,600 tonne turntable capacity at Rotterdam’s deep-water port in the Netherlands. The company informs that with its unique cable splicing technology, NKT Cables can connect long single cable lengths together to form extra-long continuous submarine cables, enabling load-outs of up to 6,000 tonnes - and even more - in one campaign to any cable laying vessel. Extra-long lengths up to more than 30 km of submarine cable have been produced and loaded in a single, continuous length from the new site in Rotterdam.
Eleven Companies Connect for Power to Gas Platform
Eleven companies in Europe joined forces in the newly established North Sea Power to Gas Platform to further develop the concept of Power-to-Gas (P2G): the conversion of renewable power into gas. P2G will play an increasingly important role in our future energy system, as it reduces temporal surpluses of renewable power by converting these surpluses into gases. As these gases can be used for different purposes such as transportation, domestic heating, as feedstock for the chemical industry and power generation, the potential value of P2G is considerable.