Bechtel, Alstom picked to help with offshore wind transmission project

The Atlantic Wind Connection (AWC) chose Bechtel as the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the New Jersey Energy Link, a transmission system being built for potential offshore wind projects. AWC also chose Alstom as its HVDC technical advisor for the first phase of the project.

Bechtel will engineer, design and install onshore transmission lines and substations: two onshore converter stations and one offshore converter station to make up the backbone. Bechtel will also oversee the installation of advanced HVDC converter technology and high voltage DC cables that will carry power from offshore wind turbines to the onshore converter stations.

Alstom will provide technical advice for the project, in particular, concerning the manufacture and delivery of the 320 kV HVDC multi-terminal system components.

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