ENGIE Fabricom has contracted Roxtec as a supplier of transits to seal off hundreds of openings for cables and pipes onboard the substation for DONG Energy’s Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm.
The transits are used for high voltage power cables as well as for signal and fiber optic cables and in control cabinets. The transits are also used for a wide range of pipe penetrations – from the air-conditioning to the fire-fighting system pipes.
ENGIE Fabricom has prepared for future needs and additional cable routing by installing the company’s transits for 50 percent spare capacity, Roxtec said.
The offshore substation topside and jacket left ENGIE Fabricom’s Hoboken yard in Belgium on 15 June.
A consortium of ENGIE Fabricom and Iemants has been contracted by DONG Energy for the fabrication of the offshore substation.
The load-out of the 985-tonne jacket took place at the Smulders yard on 11 May. The jacket was transported by the Matador 3 from the dry dock to the Engie Fabricom yard, where it was placed on a transportation barge. On 30 May, the substation was rolled out and joined the jacket on the barge.
Burbo Bank Extension will comprise 32 MHI Vestas 8MW wind turbines. The wind farm, located 8 kilometres off the coast in Liverpool Bay, UK, is an addition to the operational Burbo Bank.