Origo Joins Hywind Team

Norwegian technology company Origo Solutions has been awarded a contract to develop a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system for the Hywind Scotland Pilot Park.

Statoil’s 30MW Hywind Scotland is the world’s first floating wind farm, located some 30 kilometers off the coast of Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It will consist of five 6MW Siemens turbines, anchored in waters exceeding 100 meters of depth.

Origo Solutions is going to deliver control and data acquisition for five floating offshore wind turbines as well as the operation and control of sub-station onshore. The scope of the contract includes design, production, testing and commissioning.

The system will be supplied with Siemens technology and includes delivery of IEC 61850 interface for electrical control devices, and interfaces to anchor monitoring, ballast systems, weather systems and other auxiliary systems.

The project has already started and the first delivery is in September 2016. The wind farm is slated for commissioning in 2017.

Photo: Hywind wind farm illustration. Source: Statoil

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