€10.6m deal to provide renewables to 1 million German consumers


A consortium of wind energy firms including Aibel and Singapore-based infrastructure firm Keppel has awarded a €10.6 million contract to ABB for the provision of a solution that will enable more renewables capacity to be integrated into the German main grid.

ABB will provide IT infrastructure, OT security, plant-wide condition monitoring, SCADA and remote access services for the Dolwin5 wind energy farm project.

This will enable 900MW of energy capacity from 3 wind energy farms to be integrated to power 1 million consumers on the main grid.

The project will support Germany’s energy transition and help the country to achieve a target of producing 65% of its electricity from renewables by 2030. Germany has set a goal to generate 20GW of offshore wind energy projects by 2030.

The Aibel/Keppel FELS consortium will design, construct and build a high voltage DC energy transmission system that will be integrated with ABB’s solution.

“This order enables ABB to leverage its expertise in remote, unmanned operations and advanced digital services with the shift to a more diversified energy mix,” said Per Erik Holsten, the managing director,  ABB Norway.

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Nicholas Nhede is an experienced energy sector writer based in Clarion Event's Cape Town office. He has been writing for Smart Energy International’s print and online media platforms since 2015, on topics including metering, smart grids, renewable energy, the Internet of Things, distributed energy resources and smart cities. Originally from Zimbabwe, Nicholas holds a diploma in Journalism and Communication Studies. Nicholas has a passion for how technology can be used to accelerate the energy transition and combat climate change.