The designers of the topsides for the offshore substation and reactive compensation station for what will be the world’s largest offshore windfarm have completed their work.
ISC and Semco Maritime in Denmark were awarded a detailed design contract for the offshore substation and reactive compensation station for the 1.4 GW Hornsea 2 offshore windfarm in late 2017. The companies said the design of both is now complete, on time, and fabrication can proceed at Sembcorp Marine in Singapore.
The AC substation for the project will set a record for this type of topside, weighing in at 7,500 tonnes. It will be installed on a six-leg jacket-type foundation. The reactive compensation station weighs in at approximately 1,200 tonnes.
The Hornsea 2 offshore windfarm will be built 89 km off the east coast of the UK and is due to be operational in 2022.