ScottishPower Renewables’ offshore windfarm East Anglia ONE reached a major milestone this week with the official handover of the substation by Spanish manufacturers Navantia.
The substation will convert energy generated by 102 Siemens 7 MW turbines from 66kV to 222kV offshore, before transmission on land where further conversion to 400kV will take place.
Known as ‘Andalucía II’, the substation will set sail over the next few weeks from Spain to the project site, off the coast of Suffolk in England. With 714 MW total capacity and an investment of £2.5 billion, East Anglia ONE is one of the world’s largest renewable energy facilities being built.
Speaking at a ceremony as the substation was handed over, Ignacio S. Galan, Chairman of Iberdrola, said: “East Anglia One is a massive offshore project, one of the biggest wind farms the world will have seen. This kind of project represents the future of energy generation – power at scale, without carbon emissions and built at increasingly competitive prices.”
Two offshore wind farms are currently in operation across the Iberdrola Group – West of Duddon Sands in the Irish Sea, and Wikinger, in the Baltic Sea. Iberdrola has a project pipeline of over 7200 MW in the North Sea, Baltic Sea, French waters and the Northeastern US coast.
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