Hitachi ABB Power Grids introduced that the house owners/builders of the three.6-GW Dogger Bank Wind Farm have chosen it to attach the third transmission hyperlink from Dogger Bank to the UK mainland. The hyperlink is 130 km.
Hitachi ABB Power Grid is already delivering the interconnects for Dogger Bank A and B and the brand new contract is for the third part, Dogger Bank C.
Dogger Bank A and B is a three way partnership between SSE Renewables (40%), Equinor (40%) and Eni (20%) topic to regulatory and lender approvals of Eni’s settlement to enter the three way partnership that are due in early 2021.
Hitachi ABB Power Grids will use its compact high-voltage direct-current know-how, HVDC Light, to satisfy the contract. The firm stated the newest HVDC Light system offers probably the most compact design and the bottom vitality losses within the energy business. According to an impartial life cycle evaluation, the implementation of this know-how will scale back the lifetime CO2 impression by virtually two-thirds, in comparison with beforehand commissioned installations, supporting the inexperienced vitality transition and the sturdy world deal with carbon-neutral vitality programs, stated Hitachi ABB Power Grids.
“Confirmation of our collaboration with Hitachi ABB Power Grids on all three phases of Dogger Bank Wind Farm is one other vital milestone for our world-leading improvement,” stated Steve Wilson, Project Director at Dogger Bank Wind Farm. “Working collectively in an built-in approach will allow us to attain optimum effectivity throughout the design, procurement and building work, whereas the usage of market-leading HVDC know-how will guarantee environment friendly and dependable transmission of renewable vitality for six million UK households as soon as all the wind farm phases develop into operational.”
“This is a crucial milestone for Dogger Bank Wind Farm,” stated Halfdan Brustad, Vice President for Dogger Bank at Equinor. “Using HVDC know-how is a aggressive resolution for offshore wind at a protracted distance from shore, and this would be the first offshore HVDC resolution within the UK, opening up new markets and alternatives. The appointment of Hitachi ABB Power Grids demonstrates cross business collaboration, bringing greatest experience right into a profitable Dogger Bank supply.”
Hitachi ABB Power Grids has delivered greater than half of the world’s HVDC initiatives, it says. These embody North Sea offshore wind grid connection initiatives corresponding to DolWin 1 and a couple of, and the world’s first offshore wind farm, BorWin1. In addition, Hitachi ABB Power Grids is enjoying a central function in connecting the SSEN Transmission-owned Shetland hyperlink to its Caithness-Moray HVDC system for integration to the UK mainland transmission community.
Aibel will work alongside Hitachi ABB Power Grids to offer the offshore converter platforms situated within the North Sea.
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