Northwester 2 Substation Takes Off

The offshore substation built for the Northwester 2 offshore wind farm has left Bladt Industries’ facility in Aalborg, Denmark, and is on its way towards the project site in Belgium.

Source: Bladt Industries

Bladt designed, built and assembled the substation with its partners Semco Maritime and ISC under a contract won in May last year.

The 235t transformer was installed on the offshore substation in April by using three cranes.

“Together with Bladt Industries A/S, we have done this many times before and therefore we know exactly what it takes to get ready for sail-away. I am extremely proud of the entire project crew and this amazing team effort!,” said Semco Maritime’s Project Manager Kasper Thomsen.

Northwester 2, currently under construction some 50km north-west of Oostende, will comprise 23 MHI Vestas 164-9.5MW turbines. The 219MW offshore wind farm is scheduled for commissioning in 2020.

NOTE: The article was updated on 27 August.