Atkins has been awarded an additional contract by Dong Energy. Atkins is now contracted to design five offshore substations for Dong Energy.
The contract will see Atkins provide detailed substation designs for Race Bank, one of DONG Energy’s major offshore wind development projects in the UK.
Atkins is also designing the substations for DONG Energy’s Walney and Burbo extension projects.
Benj Sykes, UK country manager for Dong Energy Wind Power, said:
“Dong Energy has a tough target to cut the cost of offshore wind by 35 – 40 per cent by 2020. We are doing this through standardising the building of a wind farm. Atkins is working with us to provide a design for five substations that can be applied to three of our projects. This will enable a production line approach to fabrication, rather than a bespoke solution each time and will reduce costs without compromising safety and reliability.”
The Race Bank project, located in the Greater Wash area off the east coast of England, has a capacity of up to 580 megawatt with offshore construction due to commence from 2017.
Press Release, April 08, 2014; Image: WEBERSHANDWICK