TenneT will likely be establishing three offshore grid connections (BalWin1, BalWin2 and BalWin3) within the North Sea off Decrease Saxony, every with a transmission capability of two gigawatts. The corporate is now launching the tendering procedures for the ocean and land stations for these grid connection techniques. The contracts for all three tasks have a mixed order quantity within the seven-digit vary and are anticipated to be awarded within the third quarter of 2023. Efficient instantly, bidders can qualify for the tender course of.
The primary three German two gigawatt tasks will likely be a part of TenneT’s modern, transnational 2GW Program. That includes two gigawatts per system, the brand new offshore commonplace will provide greater than twice the transmission capability of the 900 megawatt techniques which have been widespread in Germany up to now. Since this can permit the identical quantity of electrical energy to be transmitted with solely half as many grid connections, it is going to be doable to preserve essential assets and minimise environmental impacts. Harmonising the techniques by way of know-how and planning can even make it doable to place further grid connections techniques in place even quicker than earlier than. On this method, the 2GW Program will make wind vitality from the North Sea scalable and the provision of inexperienced electrical energy extra cost-efficient.
“The 2GW Program will likely be a key pillar of our offshore technique whereas serving to to advance the vitality transition in Europe extra shortly and effectively,” says Tim Meyerjürgens, Chief Working Officer of TenneT. “After a profitable launch within the Netherlands and with the decision for tenders for the converter stations of our BalWin tasks, we at the moment are additionally placing grid growth within the German North Sea on target for local weather neutrality.” The decision for tenders encompasses the newly developed offshore platforms, the land stations, and the related gear for the brand new two gigawatt high-voltage direct present (HVDC) transmission know-how.
As a part of the 2GW Program, at the least six offshore grid connection techniques – every with a transmission capability of two gigawatts wind vitality from the North Sea – are to be inbuilt Germany and the Netherlands by 2030, with three of them being within the German BalWin cluster off the coast of Decrease Saxony. With a complete capability of six gigawatts, BalWin1 (completion 2029), BalWin2 (2030) and BalWin3 (2030) will contribute 20 per cent to the raised offshore growth goal of Germany’s new federal authorities by 2030. Collectively, BalWin1+2+3 will reliably and safely carry inexperienced electrical energy from sea to land for roughly 7.5 million households. TenneT is planning at the least three extra tasks off the coast of the Netherlands with a mixed complete of six gigawatts. With this magnitude, the tasks in TenneT’s 2GW Program have the potential to change into a European beacon for offshore grid growth and safe provide – immediately and tomorrow.
TenneT’s 2GW Program performs an important position in tackling the vitality transition from offshore and can assist Europe change into the world’s first climate-neutral continent. This new commonplace combines our intensive know-how in offshore grid growth with a novel transnational method. By its sturdy concentrate on harmonisation and standardisation, the programme delivers a blueprint for future offshore grid connection techniques and permits for a extra fast scale-up. In the meantime, a bigger capability of two gigawatt per system reduces the variety of grid connections wanted. The 2GW Program will present Europe and its inhabitants with extra inexperienced vitality in a secure and cost-efficient method – all with the least environmental impression doable. The six standardised offshore grid connections deliberate within the Dutch and German North Sea by 2030 will strengthen TenneT’s position as a dependable accomplice within the North Sea for the European vitality transition.
The 2GW Program units a brand new beat for the European vitality transition.