Ormazabal Achieves New Offshore Milestone with Custom Made Medium Voltage Switchgear (UK)

The Thanet offshore wind farm is the largest operational wind farm in the world. It consists of 100 turbines each with a 3MW generating capacity.

The windfarm is located 11.3 km offshore from Foreness Point, in the North Sea. The WTG’s are interconnected by an offshore 33kV inter array cable network and connected to an offshore substation platform where the voltage is stepped up to 132kV and electricity will be transported to shore through two export cables. Grid connection takes place at the Richborough Power station, from where the power is distributed by an existing local electricity network.

Ormazabal and local partner provided to the wind turbine manufacturer and utility with custom made Medium Voltage switchgear from the CGM 36 kV system and the necessary added value services to successfully complete project.


Source: ormazabal, July 28, 2011