Sembcorp Marine Ltd and GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions have secured a contract from RWE Renewables, to produce the excessive voltage direct present (HVDC) electrical transmission system for the Sofia Offshore Wind Farm.
Located on Dogger Bank, 195 km off the north east shoreline of UK within the central North Sea, Sofia spans an space of 593 km2. With a capability of 1.four gigawatt (GW) that can energy the equal of practically 1.2 million UK houses with clear and renewable vitality, Sofia can be one of many largest wind farms on the earth when accomplished.
Sembcorp Marine and GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions started early design works for the challenge in July 2020, after being chosen as the popular provider of the HVDC electrical transmission system. The HVDC system represents Sofia’s second largest contract and is price roughly £600 million (S$1.12 billion).
The contract work scope includes the design, manufacture, set up, commissioning and upkeep of the offshore converter platform (OCP) and the onshore converter station (OCS), together with all ancillary gear. Sembcorp Marine’s scope of labor contains the design, development, set up and commissioning of the OCP.
The OCP, on the coronary heart of the wind farm, includes a 17,000-tonne topside and jacket basis construction piled into the seabed 220 km from the closest shore. It would be the strongest and most distant OCP ever constructed.
With this contract win, Sembcorp Marine strengthens its place within the renewable vitality section, validating its technique to rework itself into an revolutionary engineering options supplier within the offshore, marine and vitality industries with a deal with sustainability.
Sembcorp Marine President & CEO, Mr Wong Weng Sun stated: “In maintaining with the worldwide shift in direction of a cleaner and greener vitality combine, Sembcorp Marine has proactively diversified into cleaner, greener and renewable vitality options since 2015. We have made strategic investments to reinforce our world-class belongings, engineering expertise and technological bench power to place Sembcorp Marine within the centre of the elemental shift to a low-carbon economic system.”
Construction of the offshore converter platform by Sembcorp Marine will begin this 12 months with supply and set up on the Wind Farm web site in 2023.
(Source: Semcorp Marine)
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