The offshore substation for the 714-MW East Anglia One offshore wind project in the UK has been handed over by its manufacturer, Spanish shipbuilder Navantia, to the project's developer, ScottishPower Renewables, part of Spain's Iberdrola
The substation will start its journey to the wind farm's site over the next few weeks ahead of installation.
The structure, named Andalucia II and described by Navantia as the largest alternating current (AC) offshore substation ever built, will convert energy generated by the 102 turbines from 66 kV to 222 kV. When transmitted onshore, the power will be further converted to 400 kV.
The substation will be installed at the end of August or the beginning of September.