Dutch firm Heerema Marine Contractors has efficiently put in the offshore substation topside (OSS) for the 476-MW Baltic Eagle offshore wind undertaking in German waters.
Spanish utility group Iberdrola SA (BME:IBE), which owns the undertaking, mentioned that the construction weighed round 4,200 tonnes and Heerema positioned it utilizing its set up vessel Thialf.
The substation will acquire electrical energy from Baltic Eagle’s 50 wind generators, rework the voltage from 66 kV to 220 kV and transmit it in direction of the onshore grid level 90 kilometres away on the German metropolis of Lubmin. The 220-kV submarine cables main near the OSS had been laid in 2021 and 2022. Iberdrola’s group will transfer the 2 cable ends into the transformer platform within the second quarter this yr, the corporate mentioned.
Iberdrola and German grid operator 50Hertz signed an settlement in Could 2021 to cooperate on the development, set up and commissioning of the Baltic Eagle OSS. Different companions on the undertaking embrace Belgium’s Iemants-Fabricom because the producer of all structural parts of the substation and Siemens Gasoline and Energy for the supply of all predominant electrical tools for the low-voltage a part of the OSS.
As soon as the generators are put in, the Baltic Eagle wind farm can be prepared for commissioning in 2024.
The undertaking is a part of Iberdrola’s Baltic Hub alongside the 350-MW Wikinger and the deliberate 300-MW Windanker wind farms within the Baltic Sea.
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