Rampion offshore wind farm installs substation

Source: E.on (www.eonenergy.com)

April 19 (Renewables Now) - The offshore substation has been installed at the 400-MW Rampion wind farm in UK waters, German renewables-focused utility E.on SE (ETR:EOAN) said today.

E.on is building the wind park off the Sussex coast in partnership with the UK Green Investment Bank plc and Canadian energy company Enbridge (TSE:ENB).

The 2,000-tonne substation was constructed at Babcock International Group PLC's (LON:BAB) Rosyth base in Scotland. It was transported from there to Southampton Port before being lifted into place on top of its foundation on Monday. The substation will be connected to the wind farm's 116 turbines via a network of underwater array cables. The turbines are currently being installed, with eight machines now fully erected. The wind farm is scheduled to be completed and fully operational in 2018.

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