A specially formed consortium of GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions and Sembcorp Marine has announced they have been awarded the full contract to supply a high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission system for Sofia offshore wind farm.
GE’s Grid Solutions will be leading the consortium for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the system’s two HVDC converter stations capable of transmitting 1,320MW of power at 320 kilovolts (kV). The offshore converter station will be installed 220 kilometers from shore. Construction of the offshore converter platform will start this year and will be designed, built, installed and commissioned by Sembcorp Marine. Located at the heart of the wind farm, it will comprise a 17,000-ton topside and a jacket foundation structure piled into the seabed.