A consortium of Keppel and Aibel has secured a contract worth US$411 million to Keppel for an offshore wind power development off Germany.
The contract is from TenneT Offshore GmbH, a grid operator in the Netherlands and Germany, for the design, engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning of a 900-MW offshore high-voltage direct-current converter station and an onshore converter station for DolWin5. The consortium involves Singapore-based Keppel’s wholly owned subsidiary, Keppel FELS, and Norwegian offshore service company Aibel AS. Together with its subcontractor ABB, the consortium will also undertake the installation and start-up operations of the offshore and onshore converter stations on site at Germany. Scheduled to be completed in 2024, the two converter stations will be part of the DolWin develop serving offshore wind farms in the German sector of the North Sea. The offshore converter station will be located about 130 kilometres from the onshore converter station and they will provide grid connection for the offshore wind power plants to transmit and supply electricity to approximately a million households in Germany.