French multinational conglomerate Alstom has secured a supply contract from the transmission system operator TenneT for the DolWin3 offshore grid connection project

The 900MW DolWin3 offshore project connects the North Sea wind farms to the mainland supergrid with an investment outlay of over €1bn.

Located in the south-western region of the North Sea, DolWin3 is the eighth grid connection project to be implemented by TenneT using direct current technology.

As per the agreed terms, Alstom will supply and construct both the onshore and offshore converter stations as well as the connecting cable systems for DolWin3.

Alstom Grid president Grégoire Poux-Guillaume said that the company will employ its advanced technology for the development of DolWin3 project while its partnership with Nordic Yards and Prysmian will play a key role in this turnkey contract.

TenneT board member Lex Hartman added, "With DolWin3 included, we will be able to supply a total of more than 6,000 MW of clean energy from the North Sea – and we will be investing more than €7 billion in the energy turnaround."

Alstom has also secured a five-year service contract covering the complete offshore converter station and platform, as well as the onshore converter system.

The contract includes inspection, preventive and corrective maintenance, refurbishment and repair, spare parts management and a technology support line.