Atlantique Offshore Energy, GE and SDI score Calvados substation contract

In: SubstationsWindfarms
22/02/2021

A consortium of Atlantique Offshore Energy, the Business Unit of Chantiers de l’Atlantique dedicated to marine energies, GE’s Grid Solutions and SDI, a subsidiary of DEME Group, has just received confirmation to design, manufacture and install the electrical substation for the
Calvados offshore wind farm.

The electrical substation will collect and transform the electricity produced by these wind turbines, to transfer it to the shore while ensuring remote control of the wind farm. It will be installed in 2023.

Atlantique Offshore Energy will be responsible for the design, manufacture and commissioning of the topside and the jacket-type foundation. GE’s Grid Solutions is in charge of the design, manufacturing and commissioning of high-voltage electrical equipment and protection and control systems. SDI will transport and install the components.

The 448 MW
Calvados offshore wind project will consist of 64 wind turbines located more than 10km from the Bessin coastline across a total surface area of approximately 45km². Upon its commissioning, scheduled in 2024, it will generate the equivalent of the annual electricity consumption of 630,000 people, or over 90% of the Calvados French department’s population.

The consortium had previously secured contracts for the delivery of substations for the
Saint-Nazaire and Fécamp projects. The substation of the Calvados offshore wind farm will be for the most part identical to those of the Saint Nazaire and Fécamp offshore wind farms. The consortium stated that this will enable them to benefit from feedback and optimise maintenance and operation between the customer's various offshore wind farms.

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