EnBW Hohe See Substation Jacket Ready to Set Sail

The jacket foundation for the EnBW Hohe See offshore substation has been loaded out at Smulders’ yard in Vlissingen, the Netherlands.

Image source: Smulders

The jacket will be shipped to its final destination in the German North Sea next week. Smulders’ scope of work consists of the design and build of the steel structure for both the topside and foundation, including piles. The offshore substation will connect the wind farm to the German high voltage grid via the BorWin3 converter platform.

The 497MW EnBW Hohe See wind farm is currently under construction and will be brought online before the end of 2019.

The installation of the foundations and the transformer station, and the laying of the wind farm’s cables is expected to be completed by the end of 2018, EnBW said.

EnBW is also developing the adjacent 112MW Albatros project which is expected to enter offshore construction phase in September.

The two wind farms will comprise 87 Siemens Gamesa 7MW wind turbines installed some 95 kilometres north of Borkum and 100 kilometres northwest of Helgoland.