Amprion Offshore has awarded a contract to a consortium consisting of Dragados Offshore (a subsidiary of Cobra IS) and Siemens Energy, to design, construct, and install the LanWin1 and LanWin3 offshore wind farm converter platforms in the North Sea.
The consortium will design and build converter platforms to gather the alternating current produced by multiple wind farms, transforming it into high voltage direct current (HVDC). The HVDC will be transformed back into alternating current at onshore stations that are about 400 km away, and are also included in the contract.
The platforms will be built at Dragados Offshore’s facility in Cádiz, Spain, creating more than 2,000 jobs and providing employment until 2029.
These platforms, each with a transmission and transportation capacity of 2 GW, for a total of 4 GW, will be able to supply energy to a large city of 4 million people, such as Berlin. They are among the first of their kind in northern Europe with such a capacity, and are planned to become operational in 2029 and 2030.