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Offshore engineering and construction company McDermott said on Tuesday that it had won the largest renewable energy contract in history from Dutch grid operator TenneT for the BorWin6 980MW high-voltage direct current (HVDC) project.

The project aims to design, manufacture, install and commission an HVDC offshore converter platform located 118 miles (190 kilometers) off Germany on a North Sea cluster 7 platform with a maximum depth of 131 feet (40 meters). The electricity generated from the offshore wind farm is converted to direct current and transported to a land converter station 28 miles (45 km) above land near Buttel, Germany.

McDermott provides engineering, procurement, construction, installation and test run (EPCIC) through a consortium with the Global Energy Interconnect Institute and C-EPRI Power Engineering Co., Ltd. (GEIRI / C-EPRI). service.

“This key EPCIC award means enhancing our growing energy transition portfolio, expanding into a thriving offshore wind market and further strengthening our global ambitions in the renewable energy sector,” he said. Samick MukajiExecutive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of McDermott.

Tareq Kawash, Senior Vice President of McDermott, said: , Europe, Middle East, Africa. “In addition, the HVDC Center of Excellence in The Hague is in a strategic position to lead the delivery of implementation in the European market.”

On the HVDC offshore platform, McDermott’s scope includes engineering, procurement, manufacturing, transportation, installation, and test runs of top modules and jackets. For onshore converter stations, McDermott’s range includes engineering, procurement, construction, and test runs.

The scope of GEIRI / C-EPRI includes engineering, manufacturing, supply, installation monitoring, and commissioning of HVDC systems for onshore and offshore converter stations.

Engineering and project management will be carried out from McDermott’s HVDC Center of Excellence in The Hague with the support of the Chennai and Gurgaon offices. Topside production will be carried out by the Qingdao McDermott Takefune Mugi Katsunori (QMW) manufacturing facility in Qingdao, China, and the jackets at McDermott’s Batam manufacturing yard in Indonesia. McDermott did not share financial details.

“We are pleased that the international consortium was able to win the bidding process for the high expansion target of offshore wind energy in the North Sea. This consortium is new to us, but the offshore and high voltage direct current (HVDC) business. “. Tim Meyer jürgens, COO of TenneT. “As operators of transmission systems, we need many reliable partners in the coming years, enabling offshore expansion at the desired pace with the target connection capacity. From the perspective of speeding up the process, we He led this project. Initially planned with a connection capacity of 930 megawatts. The technical plan was able to increase the capacity by 50 megawatts. This project was recently confirmed in the latest grid development plan. rice field.”

The principle of direct connection is also used for BorWin6. In short, TenneT connects wind turbines directly to TenneT’s offshore platform, the BorWin Kappa, via a 66-kilovolt three-phase cable. This eliminates the transformer station previously required by all wind farms. In addition, you don’t need a 155 kilovolt three-phase cable to connect TenneT’s offshore platform to the wind farm platform. Economically speaking, this innovative technology can lead to significant cost savings, Tenet said.

Tim Meyer jürgens said: “With the BorWin6 award, we will continue to reduce costs in building offshore grid connectivity systems, and apply the concept of smart platforms by installing particularly low-maintenance technology on offshore platforms. , Reduces maintenance effort and ultimately reduces asset operating costs. “

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