Siemens successfully installed the SylWin1 offshore platform in the North Sea in July 2014. SylWin1 is one of five North Sea grid connections that Siemens is installing for the German-Dutch network operator TenneT, with a total transmission capacity of more than 3.8 gigawatts. High-voltage direct-current (HVDC) transmission technology is used to ensure efficient transfer of the electrical energy to land. The alternating current that is produced is converted to direct current power at the HVDC platform. This is necessary to transport energy over great distances with only low losses. The electricity produced in the wind farms is transported to the German mainland by a subsea cable. The direct current power is then converted back into alternating current at a second converter station on land and fed in to the German power grid.
The SylWin1 grid connection is scheduled to take up commercial operation in the first half of 2015 and a total of 240 Siemens wind turbines will supply 900,000 households with power. // source Siemens.
Halton Marine had a privilege to deliver its high-quality fire dampers, pressure-relief and non-return dampers as well as airflow dampers through a German based KLH-Montage to the project.
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