Alstom has completed the commissioning of an alternate current offshore substation for the EnBW Baltic 2, Germany’s second offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea.

The wind farm operated by German utility Energie Baden-Württemberg (EnBW) hosts 80 wind turbines feeding up to 288 MW into the grid, providing power to 340,000 households.EnBW Baltic 2

The offshore substation transmits the energy from the turbines to an onshore connection point of the network in Bentwisch near Rostock via a 150 kV-submarine cable.

The turnkey contract managed by Alstom included the technical development, design and supply of the electrical components, platform construction, transport as well as the offshore installation of a high voltage offshore substation.

Gerhard Seyrling, vice-president of Alstom Grid for Central & Eastern Europe and Russia, said: “The integration of renewable energies plays a key role in the successful implementation of the energy transition. With the installation of the offshore substation for EnBW Baltic 2, Alstom has made an important contribution to this transition in Germany. The project opens up another direct access point for wind energy in Germany.”