GE Chooses Dutch Duo for Neart na Gaoithe Substation Work

GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business is collaborating with HSM Offshore BV in the Netherlands and Iv-Offshore & Energy to deliver the offshore topside platform for the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) wind farm.

NnG Offshore Wind/Illustration

In a consortium arrangement, HSM will provide the offshore topside platform designed by Iv-Offshore & Energy, which will house GE’s 220kV and 66kV substations, GE said.

“GE’s Grid Solutions business is very proud to work with our consortium collaborators to support both shareholders in their growing portfolios of onshore and offshore wind farms as well as to help deliver low carbon electricity generation in the UK,” said Gerhard Seyrling, GE’s Grid Solutions president & CEO Europe, Russia & CIS.

GE Grid Solutions is in charge of the design, supply, construction, and commissioning of onshore and offshore wind substations for the wind farm located 12 miles off the Fife coast in Scotland.

GE is responsible for the turnkey delivery of all infrastructure within the perimeter, including groundworks and civil construction.

The project’s onshore and offshore substation equipment includes four power transformers, four reactors, the static synchronous compensator (STATCOM), power quality components, and gas-insulated switchgear—at 66kV, 220kV and 400kV—as well as protection and control, SCADA, and telecommunications systems.

The 450MW NnG offshore wind farm project is jointly owned by EDF Renewables and Ireland’s energy company ESB. The wind farm will comprise 54 Siemens Gamesa 8MW wind turbines expected to be fully operational in 2023.