UPDATE - Wikinger substation starts journey to Baltic Sea
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The offshore substation for Spanish utility Iberdrola's (BME:IBE) 350-MW Wikinger offshore wind farm has set out from Spain on a three-week journey to its final destination in the German Baltic Sea.
The giant structure set sail this weekend from Cadiz, southern Spain with the help of engineers from ScottishPower Renewables and Iberdrola, the former said today. ScottishPower Renewables manages Iberdrola's offshore developments.
The offshore substation, built by Spanish state-owned shipbuilder Navantia, is the first to include two topsides as it will also be used by German electricity system operator 50Hertz to support further offshore wind projects, ScottishPower Renewables said. It is also the first designed using a six-legged pre-piled jacket.
The EUR-1.4-бillion (USD 1.5bn) Wikinger offshore wind farm, which will consist of 70 turbines, is due to become operational at the end of 2017.