The offshore substation topside sets sail for Dudgeon offshore wind farm – installation completed. Copywright:Statoil
Germany’s Siemens AG (ETR:SIE) on Tuesday said the Dudgeon offshore wind farm has moved closer to completion with the successful installation of key elements of the offshore grid connection.
The topside to the substation set sails in early August, just 18 months following the start of construction, to be installed on site 32 kilometres north of Cromer off the coast of Norfolk.
The offshore 1,500 ton steel substation jacket was designed and fabricated at Sembmarine SLP in Lowestoft and is fitted with suction bucket technology – a first for any UK substation project, Siemens noted in a press release.
The substation comprises two 200MVA 132/33kV power transformers, two 132kV GIS (8DN8) and two boards of nine 33kV GIS (8DA10), as well as numerous secondary equipment including LVAC, LVDC, UPS, control & protection and a back-up diesel generator.
With the Dudgeon platform, Siemens has completed its 14th installation of an offshore substation.
The 402 MW Dudgeon offshore wind project of Statoil, Statkraft and Masdar will comprise 67 of the 6-MW Siemens offshore wind turbines.