Second HVDC Offshore Substation Platform Installed at Dogger Bank Wind Farm


Dogger Bank Wind Farm’s second of three unmanned HVDC platforms has been installed by Saipem.

Measuring 75 meters long, the platform utilizes a four-legged steel jacket foundation structure designed and fabricated by Saipem. It was installed at Dogger Bank B using the Saipem 7000 vessel and a Hitachi Energy HVDC system. 

The platform is expected to receive 1.2GW of AC power generated by Dogger Bank B’s 95 offshore turbines before converting it to DC for transmission to an onshore converter station located near Beverley in Yorkshire, U.K.

The first platform was installed at Dogger Bank A last April. 

“The urgent energy transition requires strong collaboration, new business models and global standards,” says Hitachi Energy’s Andreas Berthou. 

“We are proud to be the technology partner for the Dogger Bank Wind Farm project, with HVDC being the force multiplier for the clean energy transition, increasing access to an energy system that is more sustainable, flexible and secure. This is another significant milestone in securing the U.K.’s future energy needs, made possible by foresighted partners such as SSE Renewables, Equinor and Vårgrønn that have made the U.K. a leader in the transition to clean power.”

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