Crompton Greaves (CG) is part of the consortium of four companies that has bagged a prestigious turnkey contract from Amrumbank West GmbH (AWG) for its German wind farm project. Amrumbank West GmbH (AWG) is a 100% subsidiary of EON Climate & Renewables Central Europe GmbH.
CG will design, engineer, supply and integrate all critical high voltage power equipment to connect the 33 kV and 155 kV networks, including power transformers, high voltage and medium voltage switchgear as well as protection and automation equipment. The company has developed an innovative AC/AC connection link for offshore wind farms. This technology, already used in the Belwind wind farm North Sea project, has minimal weight and is designed for optimal maintenance.
Amrumbank West Wind farm is located 40 km offshore in the North Sea. The offshore substation will transform the voltage to 155 kV and transmit power of approximately 300 MW to the electricity grid, operated by Tennet TSO GmbH (Transmission System Operator), and connected to the HelWin 2 offshore HVDC platform. The wind farm counts 80 multi-megawatt wind turbines and is located 40km offshore in the North Sea, 30 km north of the island Helgoland.
Installation of the Offshore High Voltage Substation (OHVS) is scheduled for 2014, and will become operational in 2015.