Norwegian utilities and project partners Statoil and Statkraft have selected Siemens to supply the grid connection for the 402 MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm, located off the coast of the U.K.
Siemens says it will supply the entire power transmission system, including the two transformer substations – one onshore and one offshore – for the project. Siemens had previously received an order in August to deliver 67 of its 6 MW wind turbines for the wind farm, as well as to maintain the project. 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.
‘This order marks a milestone for us. Dudgeon will be our 10th grid connection project using AC technology,’ notes Tim Dawidowsky, CEO of the transmission solutions business unit at Siemens. ‘To date, we have installed nine connections using AC technology with a total transmission capacity of more than 3 GW, transporting enough electricity to supply 3 million households with wind power."