The offshore converter station will convert the alternating current electricity generated in three wind farms off the coast of Germany into high-voltage direct current (HVDC) for transmission to the mainland, the company said.

Commenting on the project, ABB Power Systems division head Brice Koch said that putting such a huge platform in place is one of the most delicate operations in the delivery of an offshore transmission link, requiring strong cooperation between the many stakeholders involved.

"This is an important project milestone in the delivery of this HVDC offshore wind connection and we are pleased it went smoothly," added Koch.

ABB noted that it has secured turnkey responsibility for system engineering, design, supply and installation of the offshore wind connection from TenneT, a European transmission system operator.

The deal includes the offshore converter station, the sea and land cable systems, and the onshore converter station. The system features the latest generation of ABB power semiconductors, with increased performance that ensures higher availability and lower losses.