Northwester 2 Substation Touches Down

The 962t Northwester 2 offshore high voltage substation has been installed at the project site off the Belgian coast.

Northwester 2 Substation Touches Down
Source: Parkwind

According to Parkwind, Scaldis’ crane vessel Gulliver installed the topside onto its monopile foundation yesterday morning at the site some 50km off the coast.

The offshore substation will be connected to Elia’s Offshore SwitchYard (OSY) platform, from where the electricity will be transported to shore.

“I would like to thank our teams and suppliers that were involved in achieving this important milestone for the project. The OHVS installation is a result of rigorous planning, agility and hard work from everyone,” said Peter Caluwaerts, Parkwind’s Project Director.

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

Northwester 2 will comprise 23 MHI Vestas 164-9.5MW turbines, making it the first wind farm to feature this turbine model. The 219MW offshore wind project is scheduled for commissioning in 2020.