Installation of the substation in the offshore wind farm Baltic II is scheduled for 2025 (Source:Chantiers de l’Atlantique)

Chantiers de l’Atlantique to design, construct, and install offshore substation

German energy group RWE Renewables GmbH has awarded French yard Chantiers de l’Atlantique a deal for the design, construction and installation of an electrical offshore substation. The substation will be used on the F.E.W Baltic II development, RWE’s first Polish offshore wind farm. RWE selected Atlantique Offshore Energy, the marine energy business subsidiary of Chantiers de l’Atlantique, for the engineering, procuring, constructing, installing and commissioning of the electrical offshore substation.

Once operational, the 350-MW wind farm will be capable of producing enough green electricity to supply the equivalent needs of around 350,000 Polish households. The substation will collect and export the power generated by the offshore wind turbines through high-voltage submarine cables, while remotely controlling and monitoring the operation of the wind farm.

Design activities have already started, with early activities expected this year and full installation of the substation scheduled for 2025.

After the delivery of the Arkona offshore substation in 2018, this is the second time that Chantiers de l’Atlantique and RWE have joined forces on an offshore wind project.

Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore
Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore