India, Mumbai: Crompton Greaves (CG) will equip the Butendiek offshore substation, built as part of the German Butendiek offshore wind farm project for Western Power Distribution (WPD) Offshore Solutions GmbH.
The installation of the power equipment will be completed and commissioned offshore. The 288 MW wind farm in the German North Sea consists of 80 turbines of 3.6 MW each, and will supply renewable energy to 370,000 households.
CG won the contract to design, engineer and supply the offshore high voltage substation in 2011. The company CG will deliver and integrate all critical power equipment - 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. CG’s solution includes an innovative AC/AC connection link for offshore wind farms developed by CG.
Avantha Group Company CG’s CEO and Managing Director, Laurent Demortier, said: “This is an important milestone achieved by the CG offshore wind project team for WPD offshore solutions GmbH. CG is a market leader in the offshore wind farm transformer segment and our unique technology for offshore wind farm connections, along with other offerings in the renewable energy sector, is being increasingly recognised in the industry.”
Source: Penn Energy