Italy-headquartered Prysmian Group has been selected by the transmission system operator (TSO) Amprion as the preferred bidder for the BalWin1 and BalWin2 offshore grid connection systems and the underground cable project DC34 in Germany.
The contracts are valued in aggregate at approximately €4.5 billion ($4.9 billion).
BalWin1 and BalWin2 will transmit each up to 2 gigawatts (GW) of energy from the future offshore wind farms to be located in the German North Sea BalWin cluster to the grid connection points in Wehrendorf (Lower Saxony) and Westerkappeln (North Rhine-Westphalia). DC34 will connect the substation in the area of Ovelgönne/Rastede/Wiefelstede/Westerstede (Lower Saxony) to a second substation in Bürstadt (Hesse) to transmit up to 2 GW of energy produced by the offshore wind farms in the North Sea to consumers in the Rhine-Main metropolitan area.
BalWin1 offshore grid connection is planned to be put into operation as early as 2029 and BalWin2 as