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TenneT manages the high-voltage grid in the Netherlands and large parts of Germany. TenneT transmits electricity at 110,000 volts (110 kV) and higher. With around 24,500 kilometres of high-voltage lines, we cross borders and connect countries.

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Already by 2030, the originally planned capacity of 15 gigawatts of offshore wind energy will increase to 20 GW.

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The energy sector is developing rapidly. The process of European market integration began some years ago. Its purpose is to create a single European market that enables market parties to trade gas and electricity across national borders easily and efficiently.

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160-kilometer DC connection for offshore wind power



  • 160 km long nd 900 MW capacity
  • 80 km onshore cable
  • 80 km offshore cable

Grid Connection Point

  • converter station Dörpen/West

Status of project

  • in operation since September 2018

About the project

The DolWin3 project is the third offshore grid connection in the so-called DolWin cluster. The offshore grid connection connects the wind farms Merkur Offshore and Borkum Riffgrund 2 in the south-western part of the German North Sea with the onshore transmission grid. Around 160 kilometers of cable were laid for this purpose: 80 kilometers each at sea and on land.

In July 2017, the heart of the DolWin3 grid connection, the DolWin gamma converter platform, was installed at sea. The platform, built in Warnemünde, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, covered a six-day journey along the German and Danish coasts to its final location in the North Sea. There it was successfully installed over several days on the substructure already installed in 2016 - the so-called Jacket. The 900 megawatt (MW) grid connection is in operation since September 2018. With DolWin3, more than one million households can be supplied with clean wind energy.

Anjuli Walter

Pressereferentin - Projektkommunikation Offshore für DolWin5 und DolWin