Prysmian awarded €250m to connect offshore wind farms in Germany

Prysmian Group has been awarded a project worth in excess of €250m by the Dutch-German grid operator TenneT for the grid connection of offshore wind farms in Germany.

The project involves supply, installation and commissioning of a High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) 320kV extruded submarine and land power bipole connection with a rating of 900MW and associated fibre optic cable system, comprising of a 29km land route and of a subsea route of 130km.

The power link will run from the land based converter station at substation Emden Ost in Lower Saxony to the converter platform BorWin gamma in the BorWin cluster, located approximately 120km North of Germany.