Iberdrola Adds EDS to Baltic Eagle Team

EDS HV Group, part of James Fisher Renewables, has won a multimillion-pound contract to provide the high voltage safety management commissioning phase at Iberdrola’s Baltic Eagle wind farm in the German Baltic Sea.

The contract involves management of all aspects of high voltage safety throughout the construction of the wind farm, including overseeing safety from the system for all personnel on site, to ensure the wind farm is energised safely and efficiently.

EDS will begin pre-site preparation work in early 2022 with mobilisation to site in the second and the third quarter of 2022.

The company will utilise Senior Authorised Persons (SAPs) and High Voltage (HV) engineers to safely manage the energisation of critical electrical infrastructure such as the offshore transmission substation and wind turbine generators.

”Maintaining high voltage safety is a crucial aspect of developing Baltic Eagle wind farm, and we are proud to play our part in doing this,” Wayne Mulhall, managing director at James Fisher Renewables, said.

”This will be the third project on which we have worked with Iberdrola, having previously played a crucial role in supporting the development of East Anglia ONE Offshore Wind Farm in the North Sea and Saint-Brieuc in northern France, and we are delighted to continue our excellent working relationship with them.”

Once completed, Baltic Eagle will produce 476 MW of renewable energy from the 50 Vestas V174-9.5 MW turbines, enough to power 475,000 households, and is due to be commissioned at the end of 2024.

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