Pfisterer Joins East Anglia ONE Team
In cooperation with British cable manufacturer JDR, Pfisterer has received an order for the delivery of CONNEX cast resin joints and CONNEX plug connectors for up to 72.5kV for the networking of the 714MW East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm.
In the initial phase, the new wind farm includes the construction of 102 7MW Siemens turbines. Because of the high output level, the turbines will be wired with JDR’s 66kV inter-array cables.
ScottishPower Renewables, a subsidiary of Spain’s energy giant Iberdrola, is building East Anglia ONE 43km from the coast of Suffolk in the southern North Sea.
The turbine installation is scheduled to start in mid-2018. The turbines will connect to two converter stations via the 66kV network. East Anglia ONE is the first large scale wind farm to be set up with this voltage level.
“We are delighted that we were able to convince ScottishPower Renewables and VBMS with our experience and the tried and tested CONNEX solution. The implementation of East Anglia ONE with a 66 kV network is a flagship project for the industry, and proof that the entire technology that is required for global conversion to 66 kV is available, from the transformer to the switchgear and also for transmission,” said Karl McFadden, Pfisterer UK project leader.