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Siemens Connects 3 Offshore Transformer Modules at Moray East Offshore Windfarm Project

Power News - Published on Sat, 11 Jul 2020

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In a world’s first, Siemens Energy is connecting three Offshore Transformer Modules, its range of AC offshore substation platforms, and will transmit the power generated from the 950MW Moray East Offshore Windfarm project, located 22km off the Aberdeenshire coast in Scotland. On June 30, 2020, the first OTM began its journey from the fabricator to be installed at the offshore windfarm. The remaining two will sail out in the following months when commissioning will take place. The OTM, which are significantly smaller in size and weight compared to conventional alternating current platforms, will transform the output of the wind turbines from 66 kilovolts to the transmission voltage of 220kV.

In 2018 Siemens Energy secured the contract to connect the wind farm to the grid and until today Moray East Offshore Windfarm represents the company’s largest UK grid access project. The scope of supply includes the complete onshore substation including three SVC PLUS STATCOM as well as the three offshore substation platform topsides. In addition, Siemens Energy will install a 35km underground export cable to the onshore substation at New Deer in Aberdeenshire for the power generated. The windfarm will be capable of providing low cost, low carbon power to approximately one million Scottish homes, making a significant contribution to meeting net zero ambitions.

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Posted By : Nishith Sharma on Sat, 11 Jul 2020
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