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The Atlantic Wind Connection, developer of the New Jersey Energy Link, the first offshore backbone electricity transmission system proposed in the United States, has selected global engineering and construction firm Bechtel as its engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) Contractor and Alstom as its HVDC technical advisor for this first phase of the historic Atlantic Wind Connection project. Teshmont is the project’s owner’s engineer.

EPC Contractor
Bechtel
Bechtel will serve as EPC contractor for the first phase of the New Jersey Energy Link and will engineer, design, and install onshore transmission lines and substations: two onshore converter stations and one offshore converter station that will make up the New Jersey Energy Link backbone. Bechtel will also oversee the installation of advanced HVDC convertor technology and high voltage DC cables to bring power from the offshore wind turbines to the onshore converter stations.

About Bechtel

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right—no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through five global business units that specialize in civil infrastructure; power generation, communications, and transmission; mining and metals; oil, gas, and chemicals; and government services. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 22,000 projects in 140 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 employees team with customers, partners and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 50 countries.

Learn more at www.bechtel.com
HVDC Technical Advisor
Alstom
Alstom will serve as the HVDC technical advisor for the project. In that capacity, Alstom will provide technical advice to the project, in particular, concerning the manufacture and delivery of the 320 kV HVDC multi-terminal system components. With their HVDC MaxSineTM Voltage Source Converters (VSC), they are one of only a few firms in the world versed in technology related to multi-terminal HVDC systems including the project’s plans to provide connections with a series of 1 GW offshore converter “hubs” to onshore converters. This multi-terminal HVDC offshore network will transform the 138 kV or 230 kV alternating current output from offshore wind farm electric service platforms into DC for transmission at 320 kV DC to onshore converters that will be connected to the PJM grid.

About Alstom

Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies. Alstom provides turnkey integrated power plant solutions and associated services for a wide variety of energy sources, including hydro, nuclear, gas, coal and wind, and it offers a wide range of solutions for power transmission, with a focus on smart grids. Alstom Grid has over 130 years of expertise in electrical grids. Alstom Grid ranks among the top 3 in electrical transmission sector and has 20,000 employees at over 90 manufacturing and engineering sites worldwide. At the heart of the development of Smart Grid, Alstom Grid offers products, services and integrated energy management solutions across the full energy value chain—from power generation, through transmission and distribution grids and to the large end user.

Learn more at www.alstom.com
Owner’s Engineer
Alstom
Teshmont is acting as the Owner’s Engineer for the project. In this capacity, Teshmont has provided system integration and equipment studies, conceptual designs, and high level cost estimates, as well as engineering support for the environmental and regulatory processes. Teshmont will prepare technical specifications for the HVDC equipment, the underground and submarine HVDC and HVAC cables; review the design of the converter equipment and cables; monitor the manufacturing and installation; and participate in system testing and commissioning.

About Teshmont

Teshmont is a consulting engineering firm specializing in the areas of high voltage AC and DC electric power transmission. Founded in 1966, Teshmont has provided engineering expertise to more than 300 clients in over 40 countries around the world, including power system studies, engineering design, and preparation of technical specifications . Teshmont’s team of experts has worked on some of the largest transmission systems in the world and can provide a wide range of services from limited assistance with specialized studies, to complete project design and implementation support.

Learn more at www.teshmont.com
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