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Transformers for 1.1 GW Inch Cape Offshore Wind Farm Arrive in UK

Two transformers for the 1.1 GW Inch Cape offshore wind farm have completed their overland and sea journey from Zagreb, Croatia. The transformers traveled via Rotterdam, Netherlands, before arriving at the Smulders yard in Wallsend, the UK.

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The 545 MVA transformers were manufactured by Koncar Power Transformers company located in Zagreb.

Now that the units have arrived at Smulders yard in Wallsend, they will be assembled and tested by the Siemens Energy team prior to being lifted onto the Inch Cape Offshore Transformer Module (OTM).

A consortium of Siemens Energy and Iemants, a Smulders subsidiary, is responsible for the delivery of the offshore substation for the Scottish project located 15 kilometres off the Angus coast.

Siemens Energy is also responsible for the design and construction of the project’s onshore substation in Cockenzie, East Lothian.

The assembly and fit-out of the offshore substation platform and jacket foundation for the 1.1 GW offshore wind project started in November 2023.

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The Inch Cape offshore wind farm will feature 72 Vestas V236-15.0 MW turbines, that will be installed by Denmark’s Cadeler. The power the project generates will enter the national transmission system at Cockenzie.

The offshore wind farm development, owned by Inch Cape Offshore Wind Limited, a joint venture between Red Rock Limited and ESB, is planned to generate enough renewable energy to power the equivalent of approximately 1.6 million UK homes.

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