Published: 17 January 2020 17 January 2020
GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business has been awarded a project for the design, supply, construction and commissioning of onshore and offshore wind substations for the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm, 12 miles off the Fife coast in Scotland.
The offshore wind farm project is jointly owned by EDF Renewables and ESB. GE is responsible for the turnkey delivery of all infrastructure within the perimeter, including ground works and civil construction. In a consortium arrangement, GE is collaborating with HSM Offshore in the Netherlands and IV-One. HSM will provide the offshore topside platform designed by IV-One, that will house GE’s 220kV and 66kV substations. The project’s onshore and offshore substation equipment includes four power transformers, four reactors, the static synchronous compensator (STATCOM), power quality components, and gas insulated switchgear — at 66kV, 220kV and 400kV — as well as protection and control, SCADA, and telecommunications systems. This solution will allow for 450MW of energy to be connected to the Scottish electricity grid. NnG is expected to be fully operational in 2023.