With the successful installation of the topside (approx. 10,000 tons weight) of the converter platform DolWin Gamma, the project has reached an important milestone. The topside has been manufactured in Rostock at the Baltic Sea coast and been shipped on a barge to the site in the North Sea, where it has been floated over the already installed foundation construction and successfully been placed on top of it. During the next months, the platform will be prepared for the commissioning and planned connection of wind farms in 2018.
The project is one of the largest current infrastructure projects in Europe and has an investment volume of more than EUR 1.5 billion. The converter platform DolWin Gamma has a capacity 900 MW and is located approximately 50 km distant to the German North Sea coast. It will connect the offshore wind farms Borkum Riffgrund 2 and Merkur, transporting the energy efficiently to the onshore transmission network. General Electric is the general EPC contractor of the project and the platform will be operated by the Transmission System Operator TenneT, who is also the investment partner of CI Artemis (a fund managed by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners).
About Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners P/S (CIP) is a fund management company focused on energy infrastructure including offshore wind, onshore wind, solar PV, biomass and energy-from-waste, transmission and distribution, and other energy assets like reserve capacity and storage. CIP has approximately 110 employees and offices in Copenhagen, Taipei, New York, Tokyo, Utrecht, and London.
CIP manages six funds and has more than EUR 8 bn under management. CI I, CI A I and CI A II have PensionDanmark as founding- and sole investor. CI II has 19 Danish and international institutional investors and CI III has 42 institutional investors from the Nordics, Continental Europe, the UK, Israel, Asia, Australia, and multi-lateral organizations e.g. EIB. CI NMF I has 15 investors from the Nordics and Continental Europe.
CIP was founded in 2012 by senior executives from the energy industry in cooperation with Pension Denmark.