French yard Chantiers de l’Atlantique has been selected by Danish power group Ørsted to build an electrical offshore substation for operation off Germany. Its business unit Atlantique Offshore Energy will undertake engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of the topside and modular support frame of the station for Gode Wind 3 offshore windfarm.
The substation is scheduled tol be installed in 2023 in the German North Sea. Subject to Ørsted's final investment decision, Gode Wind 3 is expected to be fully commissioned in 2024.
The 242-MW substation will be designed and fabricated in Saint-Nazaire in France. It will collect and export the electricity generated by the offshore wind turbines through dedicated submarine cables, while remotely controlling and monitoring the operation of the offshore windfarm.
Gode Wind 3 comprises two offshore wind projects which were originally awarded to Ørsted in auctions in 2017 and 2018 under the names of Gode Wind 3 (110 MW) and Gode Wind 4 (132 MW). The two projects were renamed in September 2019 and will be built as one joint project under the name of Gode Wind 3.