A consortium comprising Keppel and Aibel has secured a contract from TenneT Offshore for a 900 MW offshore HVDC converter station and an onshore converter station.
Keppel has secured a contract from Ørsted for two offshore wind farm substations.

Milestones in renewable energy

Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) has made significant progress in its expansion into the renewable energy sector with two offshore wind contracts secured in May 2019.

Keppel O&M’s new contract wins bear testament to its efforts in actively capturing opportunities in offshore renewables and exploring ways to repurpose its technology.

By tapping on its offshore design, engineering and construction capabilities for developing solutions across the value chain of offshore wind farms, such as wind turbine foundations, substation platforms, as well as installation and support vessels, the company continues to support the evolving needs of the energy industry.

Converter stations for TenneT Offshore

A consortium comprising Keppel O&M and Aibel AS, has secured a contract from TenneT Offshore, a leading European electricity transmission system operator in the Netherlands and Germany, for the design, engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning of a 900 MW offshore HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) converter station and an onshore converter station. Keppel O&M’s share of the contract is worth about $560 million.

Together with its subcontractor ASEA Brown Boveri, the consortium will also undertake the installation and start-up operations of the offshore and onshore converter stations on site at Germany.

Scheduled to be completed in 2024, the two converter stations will be part of the DolWin cluster servicing offshore wind farms in the German sector of the North Sea. The offshore converter station will be located approximately 130 km from the onshore converter station and will provide grid connection for the offshore wind power plants to transmit and supply electricity to approximately a million households in Germany.

This is Keppel O&M’s first major project of this scale and extends our track record in supporting the renewable energy industry. We see opportunities in this segment as the offshore renewables market is expected to increase significantly over time with increasing concerns over climate change. Keppel O&M is able to leverage our expertise in offshore energy infrastructure to offer customised and high quality solutions across the offshore wind farm value chain.

Mr Chris Ong

CEO of Keppel O&M

The offshore converter station is a 900MW Gravity Based Structure (GBS) based on Aibel’s patented design and will be equipped with living quarters, a helideck and lifting cranes.

To kick off the project, a team from Keppel FELS attended a planning workshop organised by TenneT Offshore in Volendam, Holland on 22 May 2019.

Offshore substations for Ørsted

Keppel O&M has secured a contract from Ørsted, a Danish renewable energy company, for two offshore wind farm substations worth more than $150 million.

The contract comprises detailed engineering, procurement, construction, testing and commissioning for two offshore wind farm 600 MW substations. It excludes certain electrical components to be furnished by Ørsted.

Keppel’s workscope is scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2021. The substations will be deployed in Ørsted’s Greater Changhua offshore wind sites in Taiwan, which have a total potential capacity of 2.4 GW.