ABS Group Ltd. has received a contract to provide project certification services from DONG Energy Wind Power A/S for the planned 1.2GW Hornsea Offshore Wind Farm Project One in the UK.
ABS Group's certification scope will cover Quality Assurance/Quality Control document review and manufacturing inspection of three offshore substations (OSS) and one reactive compensation substation (RCS), including the topsides and foundations. Inspections will be carried out in several European countries.
Hornsea Project One is expected to be fully commissioned and in operation by 2020, and will be the world's first offshore wind farm to exceed 1GW in capacity. The wind farm project development is located 120 kilometres off the Yorkshire coast and covers approximately 407 square kilometers.
"We are proud to support DONG Energy on this new record size offshore wind farm project," said Torsten Muuss, Director of Renewable Energy for ABS Group.
"Due to the long distance from shore, an RCS – in addition to the OSS – will be needed approximately halfway along the cable route to compensate the reactive losses in the export cable. These three OSS and one RCS will be manufactured in a very short time of about two years, and ABS Group will support DONG Energy to meet this timeline and the quality standards and requirements by mobilizing, in total, about 30 inspectors and engineers in five European countries."
Headquartered in England, ABS Group Ltd. is a subsidiary of ABS Group of Companies, providers of project certification and quality assurance services.