GE and HSM Offshore Energy join forces for offshore wind substations

GE's Grid Solutions business and HSM Offshore Energy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to partner on further alternating current projects in Europe and beyond.

The offshore wind substation MoU between GE's Grid Solutions and HSM Offshore Energy focuses on providing complete engineering, procurement, and manufacturing, including the HV equipment, grid compliance studies, full testing and pre-commissioning, transport, installation at sea and then final hook up and commissioning. Moreover, the two companies are undertaking standardization efforts to achieve the lowest levelized cost of energy (LCOE), while taking away interface risks both for the construction and operational phases of the offshore substations.

"We are pleased to strengthen our collaboration with HSM Offshore Energy through this MoU. Together we offer complementary expertise to support AC offshore wind substations projects across the market. GE brings project engineering and management excellence to this partnership, as well as a complete portfolio of key electrical equipment and a global footprint,"
said Philippe Piron, President & CEO of GE's Grid Solutions business. "Over the past 15 years, Grid Solutions has won significant contracts to deliver high-voltage alternating current (AC) systems for 18 offshore substations projects, connecting over 5 GW of offshore wind farms in Europe – specifically UK, Germany, Belgium, and France."

"We are pleased to continue collaborating with GE's Grid Solutions business, to jointly win and deliver offshore wind substations projects. For more than 60 years, HSM Offshore Energy has successfully delivered integrated platform, module, and jacket projects for the upstream offshore energy sector. In the offshore wind market, we were pioneers with the delivery of the world's first high-voltage substation off the coast of Denmark and contributed to the connection of 3.5 GW of offshore wind farms in Europe including UK, Germany, Belgium, and The Netherlands,"
said Jaco Lemmerzaal, Managing Director at HSM Offshore Energy. "We have our own yard with large climate-controlled construction and assembly halls and deep-water quay sides with open North Sea access, and a high number of experienced and loyal permanent staff covering full turnkey capabilities."