Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Transmission System Operator News

VDL Wins TenneT Gig

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European transmission system operator TenneT has awarded VDL Network Supplies a contract to support the construction of half of the wintrack pylons (high-voltage pylons) for a new 380 kV high-voltage connection from Borssele to Rilland.The new pylons, which are some 60 to 80 meters high, will be produced by VDL KTI in Mol (Belgium).

TenneT Intros 2GW Offshore Grid Plans

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European transmission system operator TenneT has announced plans to build two 2 GW offshore grid connections in the IJmuiden Ver wind energy area, having entered into a so-called 'innovation partnership' with its suppliers.Given the combination of the large distance to the coast and the size of the IJmuiden Ver wind energy area…

TenneT Signs 5yr Contract with LR

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The maritime classification society Lloyd's Register Group Limited (LR) has secured a significant contract win with the European electricity transmission system operator TenneT.The five-year contract covers inspection and assurance services during the erection and commissioning phases of three North Sea converter platforms…

Poland Ends Major Russian LNG Contract

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Poland's state gas company PGNiG says it had notified Russia's Gazprom that it will not renew their long-term deal on liquefied natural gas (LNG) supplies when the agreement expires after 2022.In accordance with the provisions of the Yamal Contract, three years prior to its original termination date, i.e. by December 31st…

TenneT, EnBW, Ørsted Pact on Transmission Concept

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The European transmission system operator TenneT, German utilities company EnBW and offshore wind specialist Ørsted have formed an alliance with the aim of implementing new connection concept for offshore wind farms and converter platforms in the German North Sea.The connection concept already planned by TenneT…

COBRA Cable Readies for Action

IGBT converter tower  inside the COBRAcable converter station in Eemshaven (photo: Siemens)

The 700MW COBRAcable interconnector linking the Dutch and the Danish grid will be available for the electricity market as of delivery day, 7 September, Dutch high-voltage grid operator TenneT said."After three years of construction, including the laying of the submarine cables as well as the construction of two onshore converter stations…

MOL Group On Track to Meet 2019 Guidance

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Hungarian international oil and gas company MOL Group delivered an EBITDA of USD 1.15bn in H1 2019, exactly half of the full-year 2019 guidance.Upstream EBITDA was 10% lower in H1 2019 at USD 553mn, as higher volumes were more than offset by lower oil and gas prices. The segment remained the largest free cash flow generator of the Group.

Tennet Relocates Submarine Cable from Borssele

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The transmission system operator Tennet has moved the first submarine cable from the Dutch wind farm zone "Borssele" to the transformer station."TenneT has laid the first sea cable to connect the Alpha platform to the transformer substation in Borssele. In the morning of Friday 12 April, VBNK started withdrawing…

Titan LNG, Fluxys to Build FlexFueler 002

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Belgium-based natural gas transmission system operator Fluxys and Netherlands-based Titan LNG have joined forces to build the FlexFueler 002, a bunkering pontoon to make liquefied natural gas (LNG) more widely available as shipping fuel in the Antwerp port and region.Shipyard Kooiman, Zwijndrecht, The Netherlands, was contracted to build the FlexFueler 002.

TenneT, Vattenfall Pact on Hollandse Kust Zuid

TenneT’s offshore transformer platform (artist’s impression). Image: TenneT Holding

European transmission system operator TenneT Holding and offshore and wind farm developer Vattenfall  have signed agreements for the offshore grid connection for the Hollandse Kust Zuid I and II wind farms.The agreements concern the realisation of the connection and the transmission of electricity between the…

DNV GL to Certify TenneT Offshore Power Substations

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DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, has been contracted by Transmission System Operator TenneT to deliver the complete project certification for two offshore substations (OSS) for the Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farms in the Dutch North Sea.The reliability…

Arkona Offshore Wind Farm Comes Online

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The Arkona offshore wind farm in the German part of the Baltic Sea has supplied the first electricity into the German electricity grid.The 385 MW project, operated by E.ON in partnership with Equinor, when completed can deliver power to approximately 400,000 German households. After the first of 60 turbines now being online…

Gasum acquires Enegia's power market services

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Finland's state-owned gas firm and transmission system operator Gasum acquired the customer base of power broker Enegia, a company that handles the trading of about a quarter of the country's electricity use, the firm said on Friday.The transaction, the value of which was not disclosed, involves Enegia's portfolio services, electricity trading customer base and a small number of sta

Norsea, Wilhelmsen Bag Offshore Wind Deal

The offshore wind market is moving from niche to being one of the leading sources of renewable energy. Photo courtesy NorSea Group

NSG Wind and Wilhelmsen Ship Management have together won a five year frame agreement with TenneT, a leading European electricity transmission system operator. NSG Wind and Wilhelmsen Ship Management have secured a frame agreement running until 2022. The framework agreement is to provide a complete technical…

DNV GL Takes First Place

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DNV GL won first place in a competition organized by GRTgaz, the French natural gas transmission system operator, who runs a series of challenges over the year to identify innovative concepts to optimize their operations. The winning solution is aimed at reducing the carbon emissions associated with pipeline maintenance activities.

ABB to Extend, Upgrade Polish Power Grid

ABB 330 and 500 MVA autotransformers delivered to Ołtarzew substation - Poland Photo ABB

ABB has won orders worth around $40 million from Poland’s national transmission system operator Polskie Sieci Elektronergetyczne S.A (PSE S.A) to provide energy-efficient transformers that will extend and upgrade the power transmission grid in Poland. The orders were booked in the second quarter of 2016. The…

ABB wins $30 mi Norwegian Grid Contract

Statnett Norway substation Courtesy ABB

ABB has won an order worth more than $30 million from Norway’s transmission system operator Statnett for two substations that will strengthen grid reliability and boost power supplies. The increased transmission capacity will also facilitate the integration of new renewable energy sources such as wind and hydro-power and support the expansion of industrial production.

Britain Faces New Risks in Europe Interconnector Plans

British plans for more power links with Europe to avert a looming electricity shortfall could be hindered if the country no longer has a say in European Union regulation of networks and power trading. Britain faces an energy supply crunch by the early 2020s as coal power stations close and its oil and gas production declines.

DNV GL bags COSCO's HVDC Converter Platform Deal

DNV GL - Korea - Stoddart, Arthur William  Courtesy DNV GK

DNV GL has been awarded a contract by COSCO Shipping Company Limited (COSCO SHIPPING) of China for the installation engineering services for the BorWin gamma high voltage direct current (HVDC) converter platform. The Dutch-German transmission system operator TenneT is developing the offshore AC/DC converter platform BorWin gamma as part of the grid connection project BorWin3.

ABB Integrates Baltics with European Grid

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ABB has commissioned and handed over a high-voltage power transmission link to the Lithuanian transmission system operator Litgrid. The LitPol Link is the final step of the European Union’s Baltic Ring initiative to interconnect the grids of nine countries around the Baltic Sea: Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia and Latvia.