- Published: 07 May 2014 07 May 2014
CG has successfully performed the marine load-out of a high-voltage offshore substation, part of the German “Butendiek” offshore wind farm project for Western Power Distribution (WPD) offshore solutions GmbH.
The Butendiek offshore substation was successfully loaded onto the sea barge in Hoboken, Antwerp. Installation will now be completed and the substation will be commissioned offshore. The 288MW wind farm consists of 80 turbines of 3.6 MW each, and will supply renewable energy to 370,000 households. It is situated in the German North Sea, approximately 32 km to the West of the island of Sylt, in shallow water depth of 19–22 meters. Built by CG, the substation will ensure grid connection with grid operator TenneT TSO via the SylWin-Cluster. CG won the contract from WPD offshore solutions GmbH to design, engineer and supply the offshore high voltage substation in 2011. CG is delivering and integrating all critical power equipment such as power transformers, high and medium voltage switchgear, and auxiliary reactors and transformers to connect the 33 kV and 155 kV networks of the Butendiek project.