Siemens won an order for the turnkey delivery of the grid connection for the Dudgeon offshore wind farm. The customers are the Norwegian utilities Statoil and Statkraft, which are jointly implementing the wind farm off the coast of the U.K.
Siemens will supply the entire power transmission system, including the two transformer substations — one onshore and one offshore — for the 402 MW project. Siemens had previously received an order in August to deliver 67 wind turbines in the new 6-MW class as well as to maintain the wind farm.
The grid connection is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2016, and the installation of the wind turbines is expected to begin in early 2017. With a transmission capacity of 402 MW, Dudgeon will supply climate-friendly energy for over 410,000 British homes.
The scope of supply for the grid connection covers all necessary components, such as the offshore transformer substations, which convert the wind power to 132 kilovolts (kV), as well as the onshore station, which converts the electricity into 400 kV for feeding into the transmission grid.
Grid connections and the associated service are part of Siemens’ Environmental Portfolio. Around 43 percent of its total revenue stems from green products and solutions. That makes Siemens one of the world’s leading providers of eco-friendly technology.