Atlantique Offshore Energy, part of Chantiers de l’Atlantique, has secured certification from DNV GL for its SeeOs modular electrical substation concept for offshore wind farms.
According to the company, the Certification Report and Statement of Compliance is a crucial step in approving the design of electrical offshore substations, validating the underlying assumptions and the studies executed so far which will benefit future projects.
The Scalable Efficient Evolutive Offshore Station (SeeOs) can accommodate any power requirement, from 200MW up to 1GW+, and can be installed on monopile, jacket or floating foundations depending on the offshore site.
It decreases delivery time and project CAPEX costs by 20%, as well as optimizes O&M costs up to 20%, Atlantique Offshore Energy stated.
Specific requirements, such as shunt reactors, harmonic filters, back-up generators, living quarters, enclosed structure or external gangways, workshops or warehouses, can be implemented as add-ons to the base module, the company added.