Denmark: Bladt to Provide Northwind Offshore Wind Farm Substation
Bladt Industries, the Danish steel contractor, has won the EPCI contract for the delivery of a substation for the Northwind Offshore Wind Farm on Bank Zonder Naam off the coast of the Belgian town Zeebrugge.
The substation is due to be finished on 1 June 2013, and the installation is planned to take place during June 2013, which means there is a tight schedule on the project.
To Bladt Industries, this is the twelfth substation to be produced in merely ten years, and the vast experience gathered both from former wind projects as well as from similar projects for the oil & gas industry has made the company used to creating a set-up that fully meets the client’s tight schedule.
Work has already started at its facilities in Aalborg, Denmark.
The substation will collect the power from the 72 offshore wind turbines of the V112-3.0 MW model which Vestas will be delivering for the project.
Besides from the order for the Northwind project, Bladt Industries concurrently works on the fabrication of a substation for the German wind project Borkum Riffgrund I – an order that comprises both a substation and a jacket structure for the German offshore wind farm which, with a capacity of 320 MW, will be one of Germany’s largest offshore wind farms.
Offshore WIND staff, July 5, 2012; Image: Bladt