28 Sep

Northwester 2 Substation Takes Off

first_imgThe offshore substation built for the Northwester 2 offshore wind farm has left Bladt Industries’ facility in Aalborg, Denmark, and is on its way towards the project site in Belgium.Source: Bladt IndustriesBladt designed, built and assembled the substation with its partners Semco Maritime and ISC under a contract won in May last year.The 235t transformer was installed on the offshore substation in April by using three cranes.“Together with Bladt Industries A/S, we have done this many times before and therefore we know exactly what it takes to get ready for sail-away. I am extremely proud of the entire project crew and this amazing team effort!,” said Semco Maritime’s Project Manager Kasper Thomsen.Northwester 2, currently under construction some 50km north-west of Oostende, will comprise 23 MHI Vestas 164-9.5MW turbines. The 219MW offshore wind farm is scheduled for commissioning in 2020.NOTE: The article was updated on 27 August.last_img

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