The contract for high voltage equipment containers fabrication and fit out has been awarded to UK-based JGC Engineering and Technical Services of Janetstown, Thursco, Scotland.
A further contract has been awarded to consortium Smulders Fabricom, to build two Offshore Transformer Modules® (OTMs®). The OTM® is an essential part of the wind farm and is significantly smaller in size and weight compared to conventional alternating current platforms. Triton Knoll will have two OTMs® which will be installed onto monopile foundations and ultimately connected to the national grid substation at Bicker Fen in Lincolnshire.
STDL will deliver the containerised high voltage equipment to the Smulders Fabricom yard in Hoboken with the consortium responsible for the design, fabrication, blasting and painting of the modules.
All works will be performed inhouse, at the Smulders’ Belgian production facilities. Once assembled, the modules will be transferred to the ENGIE Fabricom yard where the containers will be mounted onto the OTM® platforms.
Smulders Fabricom will perform the outfitting works on the platforms and will complete further interconnections, testing and commissioning.
Mike Grainger, Director, Siemens Grid Access said “We are delighted to award these first contracts to deliver the transmission system for Triton Knoll offshore windfarm. All partners are hugely experienced and share a commitment to reducing the overall cost of energy. These are the first of a number of contracts which Siemens will award to organisations on the Triton Knoll project while managing the project’s electrical transmission system out of our offices in Manchester.”