A consortium comprising Crompton Greaves (CG, an Avantha Group Company), Cofely, Fabricom and lemants has been awarded the contract for supply and installation of a high voltage offshore substation for the 400-MW Veja Mate project in the North Sea.
Among the member companies of the consortium, CG will handle electrical engineering, grid compliance studies, HV/MV equipment supply, installation and commissioning of the substation, according to a statement issued by the company.
The substation is to be located more than 100 kilometers off the German coast in the North Sea and the project is expected to be brought online before the end of 2017.
The Veja Mate wind farm comprises 67 wind turbines of 6MW capacity each. These will be connected to the German high voltage grid by means of the high voltage direct current link BorWin2 converter platform.
The offshore project will power an estimated 280,000 households and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 570,000 tons each year.
With the commissioning of Veja Mate, CG would expand its portfolio to 12 offshore substations. It translates into total offshore wind generation capacity of about 3,500 MW.
And the total value of the contracts CG has bagged, including Veja Mate, is about 200 million euros.
The high voltage alternating current solutions of CG will be utilized in the project. CG’s technology and expertise has already been applied in other North Sea platforms such as Belwind, Northwind, Luchterduinen, Gemini, Butendiek and Amrumbank, the statement added.
Ajith Kumar S