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E²HGÜ and InfraHGÜ

Development and evaluation of in­no­va­ti­ve operational resources for trans-European HVDC networks


Infrastructural preparatory measures for an HVDC test center within the frame­work of E2HGÜ

Funding period E²HGÜ: 2014 - 2019

Funding period InfraHGÜ: 2014 - 2016

The development and evaluation of in­no­va­ti­ve equipment for the use in trans-European HVDC networks is at the forefront of these projects. For this purpose, within the BMWi proj­ect E²HGÜ, in cooperation with various universities and industrial proj­ect partners in different subject areas, different operating equipment of the energy supply (such as cables, bushings, transformers) are examined, developed, modelled, evaluated, and qualified. Furthermore, in association with the InfraHGÜ proj­ect, the basic test engineering prerequisites are created in the form of a test environment for DC voltage tests at the TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity. Consortium leader of the joint proj­ect E²HGÜ is the TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity. The con­sor­tium partners include the Würzburg-Schweinfurt Uni­ver­sity of Applied Sciences, Amprion GmbH, HSP Hochspannungsgeräte GmbH, Siemens AG, and Südkabel GmbH.

Exterior view of the HVDC test centre © Dorothe Lunte​/​TU Dort­mund

Funding volume in E²HGÜ: 6,3 million euros (total volume) ; 5,2 million euros (Funding volume TU Dort­mund)

Funding volume in InfraHGÜ: 950 thousand euros

Funding logo BMWi © BMWi
Funding logo State Government NRW © NRW

Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is "Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen" (closer to Cam­pus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dort­mund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Cam­pus Nord). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from Cam­pus Nord to Cam­pus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vo­gel­pothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Cam­pus Nord and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity has its own train station ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät"). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station ("Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof") and Düsseldorf main station via the "Düsseldorf Airport Train Station" (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duis­burg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station "Stadtgarten", usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At "Stadtgarten" you switch trains and get on line U42 towards "Hombruch". Look out for the Station "An der Palmweide". From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop "Dort­mund Kampstraße". From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop "Dort­mund Wittener Straße". Switch to bus line 447 and get off at "Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S".

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dort­mund Airport (DTM) to Dort­mund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dort­mund Central Station, you can continue to the uni­ver­si­ty campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of in­ter­na­tio­nal flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the uni­ver­si­ty station.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity. There are two stations on Cam­pus Nord. One ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S") is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the "Technologiepark" and (via Cam­pus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Cam­pus Nord and offers a direct connection to Cam­pus Süd every five minutes.

The facilities of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity are spread over two campuses, the larger Cam­pus North and the smaller Cam­pus South. Additionally, some areas of the uni­ver­si­ty are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

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