UK-based EDS HV Group has been appointed to act on behalf of Vattenfall at the Horns Rev 3 offshore wind project in Denmark as high voltage (HV) consultants.
EDS, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, will provide engineering consultancy during the installation phase of the project. This will include pre-site engineering support, HV system review, high voltage safety management and consultancy support.
“We are happy to continue the good work with EDS also during our HR3 project. The cooperation in the past has proven EDS focuses with us on the safety of the work environment and we together continue our efforts on improvements,” said Morten Birk Jochimsen, Commissioning Manager at Vattenfall and appointed electrical safety person at HR3.
EDS already supplies HV support services across a number of Vattenfall sites.
Ryan Henderson, group director at EDS said: “This award further strengthens an excellent relationship with Vattenfall that has developed over the past four years and has seen EDS provide vital support on many projects including Aberdeen Bay, Pen y Cymoedd and Kentish Flats Extension. We look forward to working with Vattenfall on this significant project and once again providing a safe, efficient and high-quality end HR3 will consist of 49 wind turbines with a total capacity of 406.7 MW, which can generate power equivalent to the annual consumption of 425,000 Danish households.”
Located off the Danish west coast, Horns Rev 3 is currently under construction and is expected to be commissioned by 2020.
The wind farm will comprise 49 MHI Vestas 8.3MW wind turbines which are scheduled for installation this year.