Offshore substation to be built in US

US: Vineyard Wind has selected Denmark’s Bladt Industries to build and deliver the offshore substation for what is expected to be first utility-scale offshore wind farm in the U.S., the Vineyard Wind’s 800 MW offshore wind farm.

The contract is an EPC contract covering the engineering, procurement, and construction of a 3,000 ton offshore substation and a 1,500 ton jacket foundation. Bladt will execute the project in close cooperation with Semco Maritime and ISC Engineering.

The design is already underway by ISC Engineering and the electrical system will be performed by Semco Maritime.

“The offshore substation is the heart of the offshore wind farm allowing the wind farm to connect to the grid,” said Nils Overgaard, Chief Sales Officer at Bladt. “Bladt is engaging local companies as partners or sub-suppliers and sees this as a vital part of our strategy and development for our presence in the U.S. offshore wind market.”

Source: Windpower Engineering