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  • 1 October 2014
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The weather did not play along the first couple of times EnBW attempted to anchor the offshore substation for its Baltic 2 offshore wind farm, but yesterday’s bright sunshine and a calm sea provided for ideal conditions to fix the substation to the seabed.  The 4,400-ton platform had already been transported from the port of Kiel in […]

  • 12 May 2017
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The offshore substation for the 336MW Galloper wind farm, built at Heerema Fabrication Group’s Hartlepool yard, has sailed away to the installation site in the outer Thames Estuary, some 27 kilometres off the Suffolk coast.

  • 4 December 2014
    Grid Connection

    Bladt Industries A/S, Aalborg, Denmark has awarded Seaway Heavy Lifting the contract for the transportation and installation of the Sandbank substation. The substation platform consists of a jacket, skirt piles and deck and requires to be installed in the Sandbank Offshore Wind Farm. At the substation, electricity from the individual wind turbines will be collected and converted to […]

  • 22 March 2018
    Grid Connection, Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    The offshore substation topside built for the Arkona offshore wind farm has left STX France’s yard in Saint Nazaire and is now en route to the German Baltic Sea.

  • 16 August 2018
    Grid Connection, Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    The Norther Offshore High Voltage Station (OHVS) built at the Hoboken yard of ENGIE Fabricom by the consortium partners ENGIE Fabricom, Smulders and CG, has set sail towards its destination in the Belgian North Sea.

  • 28 March 2014

    The offshore electrical substation, built by the STX France Saint-Nazaire yard for Dong Energy was transferred over less than one kilometer between the pre-erection area and the outfitting dock yesterday. Once there, it has been loaded onto a barge dedicated to its shipping to the Westermost Rough wind farm located 8 km off the Yorkshire coast. […]

  • 12 October 2015

    On Friday morning, Bladt Industries carried out the upending of the jacket foundation for the topside of the Sandbank offshore wind farm’s substation. At Bladt’s quay in Aalborg, the 96 metres tall crane easily upended the two sides for the jacket each weighing 525 tonnes. Once both sides were in upright position, they were joined together with remaining […]

  • 20 September 2017
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    An offshore substation built for the 111MW Nordergründe offshore wind farm has been loaded onto a barge in Bremerhaven and is en route to the installation site in the German North Sea.

  • 31 August 2015
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Van Oord has installed the two Offshore High Voltage Stations (OHVS) and first 77 transition pieces at the Dutch Gemini Wind Park. The realisation of the large offshore wind project construction is proceeding as planned. The OHVS installations were built in Hoboken, Belgium, and transported to Eemshaven. Deploying a heavy lift vessel, the 2,500-tonne platforms […]

  • 29 August 2016
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The offshore substation Andalucía, built for Iberdrola’s 350MW Wikinger offshore wind farm, has been installed in the German zone of the Baltic Sea. The 4,550 tonne offshore substation, built by Navantia at the Puerto Real shipyard, departed from Cadiz, Southern Spain, mid-August. Andalucía is the first offshore substation to include two topsides, as it will also be used by […]

  • 6 August 2018
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Norther NV and Van Oord have loaded out the offshore substation topside destined for the 370MW Norther offshore wind farm.

  • 24 September 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Jobs & Recruitment, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    World Marine Offshore (WMO) has, through its daughter company, recently signed a contract with Navantia Shipyards to provide the onshore and offshore logistics services for the commissioning of the offshore substation on the East Anglia One wind farm.

  • 22 January 2014
    Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Yesterday, the two parts of the Nordsee Ost substation were assembled at Bladt Industries’ facilities in Aalborg, Denmark. By the use of four cranes and a lot of precision, the 400 tonnes heavy top piece was placed on the bottom part of the substation. The next step is to install two transformers, each weighing 160 […]

  • 3 June 2014

    Offshore construction at the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm has completed its next significant milestone with the successful installation of the project’s offshore substation on site in the North Sea. The vessel Stanislav Yudin has safely lifted the offshore substation into position, and work is now underway to pull in and connect the pre-laid export […]

  • 30 April 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Ørsted has awarded Worley with a contract to engineer and design two offshore wind topside substations for the 700MW Revolution Wind project off the Rhode Island coast, US. The project started in March 2019, with the installation expected in 2022, Worley said. “This project is directly aligned to our strategic priority of supporting our customers through […]

  • 25 March 2016
    Grid Connection

    RTE France has invited tenders for a feasibility study on HTB submarine substations (>50kV). RTE aims to question the market on feasibility of implementing high-voltage submarine substations as part of connections for offshore wind farms. “This type of technical solution could be integrated seamlessly through connecting turbines in commercial wind farms to avoid the realisation of energy collecting stations on platforms,” French […]

  • 15 March 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    The offshore substation for the 288MW Sandbank offshore wind farm is almost complete and should be ready for load out by early April, Martin Zappe, the project’s Technical Manager said in a video interview shared by Vattenfall. The substation is undergoing final onshore tests in Aalborg, Denmark, Zappe said. The video also explains the role of an […]

  • 24 January 2014

    In collaboration with a group of Basque companies, IBERDROLA INGENIERÍA has just launched the Marin-El R&D project with the goal of designing a new marine substation for offshore wind farms in order to expedite installation and significantly reduce costs. The initiative has been allocated a €10 million budget and is supported by the Basque government. […]

  • 8 July 2014
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The jacket foundation for the Baltic 2 wind farm substation was loaded on a special pontoon Offshore BHV 1 in  Labradorhafen Bremerhavener yesterday. The 1,500-ton component will be shipped to Sassnitz, and from there it will sail to the construction site. The wind farm consisting of 80 Siemens 3.6MW wind turbines is located 32km north […]

  • 13 January 2017
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The offshore substation jacket for the 400MW Rampion offshore wind farm has been installed off the coast of Sussex, UK,  Babcock International Group reports. Babcock’s two-year Rampion contract involves the engineering, procurement and onshore construction of the 400MW substation topside and jacket. The Schiedam-based HSM Offshore procured and fabricated the Rampion jacket and piles under a subcontract from […]

  • 16 January 2012

    Grid integration is being discussed in this edition as one of the possible key elements to achieving the sorely needed cost reduction to make offshore wind development in Europe viable. It therefore seemed to us a right time and place to highlight a current development of a substation design that is claiming to do just […]

  • 17 August 2015

    The FICG consortium of Cofely Fabricom, Iemants and CG, which was selected by Van Oord for the Gemini offshore wind project in the Netherlands, has finalized the construction of the two HV offshore substations and has shipped them out to their final destination. Both substations Buitengaats (300MW) and ZeeEnergie (300MW) left the Hoboken dock near […]

  • 6 August 2018
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    All three offshore substations and the world’s first Reactive Compensation Substation (RCS) have been installed at Hornsea Project One, Ørsted, the owner and developer of the 1.2GW wind farm, said.

  • 16 January 2020
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Petrofac has entered into a Preferred Supplier Agreement with SSE Renewables to design, supply and install the HVAC onshore and offshore substations for the Seagreen wind farm project in Scotland. Petrofac has commenced early work on the project. Subject to a final investment decision expected in the coming months, its full scope will include, on […]

  • 9 July 2015

    Siemens completed the Westermeerwind onshore substation yesterday. Now the electricity from turbines will be transported to the substation via electrical wires where it will be converted to a high voltage and feed into the national grid to TenneT, explained Willie Wienholts, Siemens project manager. Project director Westermeer Wind Peter de Weijs: “This is an important […]

  • 21 July 2014
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    A wedding was celebrated on the Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm construction site of RWE Innogy: This is what the construction process is called when the foundation is successfully married to the substation platform. As a result the sea-based transformer substation and all its electrical components have now been successfully completed. The journey of the […]