Floating substation plans unveiled
France: French duo Ideol and Atlantique Offshore Energy have unveiled market-ready plans for a floating substation for the offshore wind sector.
The companies, in cooperation with ABB, have worked for two years on the substation design that is available for both fixed-bottom and floating offshore wind farms starting at depths of 40 m.
The floating substation is based on Ideol’s damping pool concept and Atlantique Offshore Energy’s SeeOs offshore platform concept.
“With the installation of the topside onto the floater at quayside, with the testing and pre-commissioning at quayside as well as installation without heavy-lift offshore operations, this floating offshore substation generates significant cost reductions,” the developers said.