McDermott bags its largest renewable energy deal in Germany


Germany – TenneT has awarded McDermott International its largest ever renewable energy contract for the BorWin6 980MW High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) project.

McDermott will provide engineering, procurement, construction, installation, and commissioning (EPCIC) services through a consortium with the Global Energy Interconnection Research Institute and C-EPRI Electric Power Engineering (GEIRI / C-EPRI).

The project entails the design, manufacture, installation, and commissioning of an HVDC offshore converter platform, which will be located 190 kilometres off the coast of Germany on Platform North Sea Cluster 7 in water depths of up to 40 meters. Electricity generated by offshore wind farms will be converted to direct current and transported 45 kilometres onshore near Büttel, Germany, to an onshore converter station.

Combined expertise

Through an integrated execution model utilizing McDermott’s extensive global engineering centers and strategically located fabrication yards, McDermott will lead the consortium with GEIRI / C-EPRI. McDermott’s extensive project management, engineering, global procurement, and fabrication expertise, as well as GEIRI / C-EPRI’s proven HVDC experience and world-class network solutions, will be combined in the consortium.

McDermott’s responsibilities on the HVDC offshore platform include engineering, procurement, fabrication, transport, installation, and commissioning of the topside module and jacket. McDermott’s scope for the onshore converter station includes engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning. The engineering, manufacture, supply, installation supervision, and commissioning of the HVDC system for onshore and offshore converter stations are all part of GEIRI / C-EPRI’s scope.

McDermott’s HVDC center of excellence in The Hague will handle the engineering and project management, with help from its Chennai and Gurgaon offices. The topside will be fabricated at McDermott’s Qingdao McDermott Wuchuan (QMW) Fabrication Facility in Qingdao, China, and the jacket will be fabricated at McDermott’s Batam fabrication yard in Indonesia.