Category Archives: Power transmission

C. F. Møller develops Revsing Power Station

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C. F. Møller has created a new design concept for switchgear stations for the Danish energy infrastructure operator Energinet.dk. The first 400 kW station is now ready for operation.

With the Danish Government eager to give the power grid an aesthetic upgrade, Energinet.dk has decided not to construct a large open-air switchgear station in Vejen, Jutland, but instead a gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) station. A key concept has been to give the technical enclosure of the station, placed in the open landscape, a distinct architectonic profile, while maximising future flexibility.

The new Revsing Station is a nerve centre of the Danish power grid, through which increasing volumes of sustainable energy – mostly wind power – will be transported. The GIS station comprises 175 kilometres of the new 400 kW high voltage cable that runs through central Jutland. This new link will represent a massive upgrade to the Danish grid, and will ensure that power from Danish wind farms is transported efficiently to the necessary areas.

The Revsing station is designed as a series of modules arranged in series, which create a transparent gill-like envelope with triangular openings. This structure allows ample daylight into the interior while offering glimpses of the GIS units at the heart of the building.

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Six go down to the wire

The longlist for the £311m high-voltage transmission link for the UK’s  offshore wind farm West of Duddon Sands has been announced.

The six firms that have qualified for Ofgem’s E-Serve tender stage are:

Balfour Beatty Equitix Consortium (a bidder group comprising Balfour Beatty Investment Ltd and Equitix Ltd)

Blue Transmission (a bidder group comprising Macquarie Capital Group Ltd, Barclays Infrastructure Funds Management Ltd, Mitsubishi Corporation and Frontier Power Ltd)

John Laing Investments Ltd

National Grid Offshore Ltd

Skanska (a bidder group comprising Skanska Construction UK Ltd and Skanska Infrastructure Investment UK Ltd)

Transmission Capital Partners (a bidder group comprising Transmission Capital Partners Limited Partnership and International Public Partnerships Ltd)

Ofgem E-Serve’s Managing Director, Robert Hull said: ”The strong interest in competing for the West of Duddon Sands transmission assets is further proof that the offshore regime is successfully encouraging investment, attracting new players and ensuring competition in the offshore transmission sector.”

The winning bidder will own and operate the link for the next 20 years.