HVAC Borkum Riffgrund

The project

With a total capacity of 450 MW, the Borkum Riffgrund 2 HVAC transformer substation, designed by Iv, will be used as a collection point for the power the surrounding wind turbines generate. Iv provided detailed engineering and procurement for the topside utility systems and workshop drawings for the jacket and topside.

The challenge

To minimise energy losses, the energy from the wind turbines needs to be efficiently collected and converted to a higher voltage level: from 33 to 155 kV. The high-voltage electricity is then transported to the DolWin Alpha HVDC converter platform, which is also located in the German part of the North Sea.

The impact

The Borkum Riffgrund 2 HVAC transformer station plays a major role in providing CO2-neutral electricity for around 500,000 households. Through the use of sustainable energy sources, this project contributes to reducing CO2 emissions and promotes a more sustainable energy supply.

Curious about the possibilities for your project?

Fedor, managing director of Offshore & Energy/Infra and also COO of Iv, would be delighted to discuss this with you! Get in touch via +31 88 943 3300 or send a message.


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Fedor van Veen