Swiss outfit ABB has won a contract to provide HVDC technology for the 900MW DolWin5 offshore grid hub in the German North Sea.

The deal is with Aibel and Keppel FELS, which was contracted earlier this week by TenneT to build the offshore platform and converter station.

ABB said the order includes the converter platform in the North Sea, as well as an onshore converter station in Emden in the Lower Saxony region of Germany.

It will also provide the ABB Ability Modular Advanced Control for HVDC (MACH) system, which controls the connection between the wind farms and the onshore AC grid.

ABB power grid business chief executive Claudio Facchin said: “Our innovative HVDC technology, worldwide expertise, deep understanding of the renewables integration challenges, our partnership approach and close collaboration with TenneT, were key differentiators in winning this project.”

DolWin5 will go live in 2024 and will service three offshore wind farms, including Orsted’s 420MW Borkum Riffgrund West 1 project.