GE and HSM Offshore Energy sign MoU for AC offshore wind substation projects
France, Paris: GE’s Grid Solutions business and HSM Offshore Energy have announced signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for further AC projects.
This MoU can help accelerate the energy transition by supporting reliable connections of offshore wind resources to the power grid.
“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 and 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.”
The MoU between GE’s Grid Solutions and HSM Offshore Energy focuses on supporting the development of offshore wind projects by providing an optimized and cost-effective turnkey value proposition which adequately covers 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, developers can benefit from ongoing design standardization efforts undertaken by GE and HSM, who are aiming 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.
Source: GE’s Grid Solutions