STX France hands over Arkona offshore substation

STX France held an official handover ceremony at its Saint-Nazaire yard for the offshore substation for 385 MW Arkona wind farm in the German Baltic Sea.

The 5200-tonne substation is set to be shipped to the project site some 35 km off the island of Rügen aboard Seaway Heavylift’s Oleg Strashnov vessel in mid-March, reports ReNews.

Schneider Electric and ABB provided the electrical high-voltage equipment for the substation that will transform the 33 kV current to 220 kV

Arkona wind farm, developed by Eon and Statoil, is scheduled for commissioning in 2019.

Source: ReNews