WSP to Design Substations for 3 Dong's Wind Farms

WSP has been awarded three contracts to provide civil design support to DONG Energy on the Walney Extension, Burbo Bank Extension and Race Bank Wind Farm projects.

WSP to Design Substations for 3 Dong's Wind Farms

The contracts are for the provision of engineering services for all aspects of the civil design of the new onshore substations for the three projects.

WSP has been awarded three contracts to provide civil design support to DONG Energy on the Walney Extension, Burbo Bank Extension and Race Bank Wind Farm projects.

The contracts are for the provision of engineering services for all aspects of the civil design of the new onshore substations for the three projects.

Detailed design on the projects is now underway and it is anticipated construction on the first of the projects will begin in the next six months. .

Jon Johnson, senior technical director with WSP said: “With over 20 years’ experience in transmission and distribution in the UK we will bring in-depth knowledge and understanding of onshore Substation design to these high profile offshore wind projects. Working closely with DONG Energy design engineers on a number of Substations enables WSP to optimise and continuously improve the substation designs, assisting DONG Energy in driving down the outturn costs of the substations. Once complete the projects will make a substantial contribution to the renewable energy available to power the UK, helping to meet pressing Government targets.”

Benj Sykes, DONG Energy UK's Country Manager commented: “DONG Energy is committed to the UK where we have already invested around £5 billion and we are determined to provide new opportunities for the UK supply chain to get involved.”

WSP has more than 20 years’ experience in transmission and distribution in the UK, working on National Grid projects across more than 60% of their sites. For the last three years WSP have been supporting the Western HVDC Link project, one of the largest electrical infrastructure projects in the UK. For the last eight years WSP have been also been supporting the Beauly – Denny transmission line project.

Press release, July 27, 2014; Image: wsp
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