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21 April 2016 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Statoil has shared a timelapse of the 1,500-tonne jacket for the Dudgeon substation being loaded onto a barge in Lowestoft yesterday. The jacket, built by Sembmarine SLP, will be towed around 100 kilometres to the offshore construction site located some 32 kilometres off the coast of North Norfolk, where nine of sixty-seven turbine foundations have already been installed. […]

19 April 2016

Sembmarine SLP, which has designed and built the offshore substation for the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm is preparing for the sail away of its jacket to the project construction site. The 1,500-tonne jacket will be loaded onto a barge in Lowestoft tomorrow (20 April), and ready to be towed 100km up the coast to the site in early May. […]

7 April 2016 Grid Connection

The jacket construction and the topside built for the Horns Rev C offshore substation have reached the Port of Esbjerg, from where the pieces will be shipped to the installation site some 20 kilometers off the Danish North Sea coast by the end of this week, weather permitting. The installation of the two pieces is expected to start […]

4 April 2016 Grid Connection, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

A 1,888 tonne topside built for the high voltage substation of the 400 MW Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm left Schiedam last weekend and is en route to Esbjerg, Denmark. The transportation of the topside is being carried out by Royal Wagenborg, using the company's largest tug, Waterland, and the largest barge, Wagenborg Barge 9.  A specialized team of Wagenborg ballast engineers assisted […]

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 […]

25 March 2016 Wind Farm Update

DONG Energy has awarded a contract to Heerema Marine Contractors for the transport and installation of an offshore substation for the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm. The work will comprise the transport and installation of the substation's jacket, piles and topside at the German offshore wind farm. In late January, Heerema Marine Contractors was hired to transport and […]

17 March 2016 Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

Denmark's has selected the Copenhagen-headquartered ISC Consulting Engineers A/S as designers of two offshore substations for the planned 600MW Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm. The design contract comprises fully detailed design and follow-up of a 200MW offshore substation – named Kriegers Flak A (KFA) and a 400MW offshore substation – named Kriegers Flak B (KFB). KFB will […]

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 […]

14 March 2016 Wind Farm Update

Lowestoft-based Sembmarine SLP Ltd (SLP) upended and jacked up the jacket structure for the offshore substation platform to be installed at the Dudgeon offshore wind farm at its Hamilton Road site this month. The platform comprises of a topside and jacket structure, the latter of which uses suction bucket technology, a first for a substation in UK waters, with […]

29 January 2016 Technology

DBR has delivered its off-line fuel treatment system for the topside of Veja Mate offshore wind farm's substation, which is currently under construction in Belgium. The containerized system is located between two storage tanks of 75m³ each and the day tanks of three grid diesel generator sets and the emergency diesel generator. The system is operated totally separate from […]

28 January 2016 Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

Petrofac and GE have won a contract worth over GBP 110 million to engineer, construct and install onshore and offshore electrical substations for the 336 MW Galloper offshore wind farm off the coast of Suffolk, UK. Petrofac will provide topside and jacket foundation designs, fabrication, transport and installation of the offshore substation and offshore logistics to support hook […]

15 December 2015 Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

Balfour Beatty has been awarded a £25 million project by DONG Energy to construct a high voltage onshore substation, as part of the new Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm. Work to construct the new onshore substation is planned to start in January 2016, with Balfour Beatty responsible for the build at North Killingholme, North […]

11 December 2015 Grid Connection

On Sunday, 13 December, two 475-ton electric transformers for the onshore substation of the DolWin3 project will embark on the last stage of their journey to the Dörpen West converter station in Heede, Germany. The transport of the transformers started in late November from GE's transformer factory in Mönchengladbach. In 2013, TenneT awarded a contract for the […]

29 October 2015 Grid Connection

Alstom has commissioned an AC offshore substation in the wind farm EnBW Baltic 2, Germany’s second offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea. The wind farm hosts 80 wind turbines feeding up to 288 MW into the grid, providing power to 340,000 households. The offshore substation transmits the electrical energy from the wind turbines to […]

28 October 2015

After the Nobelwind team announced that they have reached financial close for the Nobelwind (Bligh Bank II) offshore wind farm project, Bladt started the construction of the offshore high voltage substation (OHVS). As the main contractor of the OHVS, Bladt is responsible for the steel construction work of the substation as well as the overall engineering, […]

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 […]

8 October 2015

Offshore WIND's photo of the day: One of the two offshore high voltage substations (OHVS) at the Gemini offshore wind farm.  Gemini offshore wind farm has two substations for each of the two wind farm parts, Buitengaats (300MW) and ZeeEnergie (300MW). The first offshore substation at the offshore wind farm was placed on top of the […]

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 […]

21 August 2015 Wind Farm Update

The first offshore transformer station at the Gemini offshore wind farm was placed on top of the jacket foundation yesterday. After installing the jackets earlier this month, the heavy-lift vessel Rambiz is also carrying out the rest of the work on the substation installation. A joint venture between Cofely Fabricom, CG and Iemants, is in charge of the two offshore […]

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 […]

10 August 2015 Grid Connection

ABB has installed DolWin beta, the world’s most powerful offshore converter station in the North Sea. The 320-kilovolt converter station, housed on an offshore platform, has a 916 megawatts (MW) power transmission capacity, making it the world's most powerful installation of its kind, enough to power more than 1,000,000 households with clean energy. The offshore […]

20 July 2015 Environment

The RWE wind farm service engineers rescued a saker falcon at the  substation of the Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm. The bird called Rocket landed on the substation after flying roughly 300 kilometres from the Berlebeck Eagle Station in the Teutoburg Forest. It was taken to Heligoland on board of a crew vessel where it was nursed back to […]

16 July 2015 Wind Farm Update

Two jacket foundations for the offshore substations to be installed at the Gemini wind farm site are on their way, the developer reported via social media.  A joint venture between Cofely Fabricom, CG and Iemants, is in charge of the two offshore substations and one onshore station for the project. Each offshore station will be linked to the onshore one by a […]

15 July 2015 Technology, Wind Farm Update

Alstom has been awarded substation automation contracts for three of DONG Energy’s offshore wind farms. The systems will be fitted at the Race Bank project off the Norfolk Coast, the Walney Extension in the Irish Sea and at the Burbo Bank Extension in Liverpool Bay. All projects will feature Alstom Grid’s DS Agile, the company’s […]

9 July 2015

RWE Innogy has commissioned the Dutch company Fabricom Offshore Services BV to maintain the inter-array substation of the Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm for the next five years. The contract covers the inspection as well as the structural and mechanical maintenance of the auxiliary systems and the maintenance of the steel structure starting in August […]

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 […]