Siemens has handed over the first North Sea HVDC grid connection, BorWin2, to its customer TenneT. The German-Dutch transmission grid operator has accepted the project following successful completion of test runs by Siemens. The grid connection is therefore now in commercial operation. The offshore platform of the BorWin2 grid connection is located around 100 km off the German coast, northwest of the island of Borkum. With this grid connection it is now possible to transmit 800 MW of clean electricity from wind power.
Siemens installed the platform at this 39-meter-deep North Sea location back in April 2014. The Global Tech 1 wind farm, with its 80 wind turbines, is linked to BorWin2. 50% of the grid connection capacity of BorWin2 is available for connection of a second wind farm.