"We have been committed to building production capacities for offshore components in Germany. We see the award of the steel construction contract to Meyer Werft as a positive signal for our offshore projects and therefore also for Germany as a business location," says Peter Barth, Managing Director of Amprion Offshore GmbH. "With Meyer Werft, we now have another reliable partner on board."
The scope of work for the production of platform components at the shipyard in Papenburg amounts to around 43,500 tons of steel. Around 32,000 tons of this is accounted for by the production of sections for the BalWin1 and BalWin2 projects. The offshore connections DolWin4 and BorWin4 account for around 11,500 tons.
"As a transmission system operator, we aim to strengthen local value creation with our projects. The cooperation with Meyer Werft shows how the energy transition can provide positive impetus for the German economy," says Dr. Carsten Lehmköster, Managing Director of Amprion Offshore GmbH.
Commissioning by 2030
The four offshore grid connection systems DolWin4 and BorWin4 as well as BalWin1 and BalWin2 connect wind farms in the North Sea with the onshore transmission grid. They will be installed in parallel both on- and offshore.
Amprion uses direct current technology for the lconnections, which allows large amounts of energy to be transported with low losses. DolWin4 and BorWin4 each have a transmission power of 900 megawatts and are scheduled to go online in 2028. BalWin1 and BalWin2, which each have a tranmission power of 2,000 megawatts, are scheduled to go online in 2029 and 2030.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Stefan Sennekamp Project spokesperson offshore T +49 231 5849-12922, M + 49 152 2270 5497 E-Mail: stefan.sennekamp @ amprion.net
Amprion GmbH is one of four transmission system operators in Germany. Our 11,000-kilometer high-voltage network transports electricity in an area stretching from the North Sea to the Alps. One third of Germany's economic output is generated there. Our lines are the lifelines of society: They safeguard jobs and the quality of life of 29 million people. We keep the grid stable and secure -and pave the way for a climate-neutral energy system by expanding our grid. More than 2,200 employees in Dortmund and at more than 30 other locations help ensure that the lights are always on. We also perform overarching tasks for the distribution network in Germany and Europe. As a fully owned subsidiary, Amprion Offshore GmbH is entrusted with Amprion's offshore activities