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Siemens wins contract for largest offshore wind connection

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Siemens has been contracted to construct three offshore transformer modules and a new onshore substation to connect the 950MW Moray East windfarm in Scotland to the national grid.  

Siemens has been awarded the contract to construct the infrastructure to connect the new Moray East offshore wind farm to the mainland.  

The 295km2 wind farm will sit 22km off the Aberdeenshire coast and will have a generational capacity of 950MW. Once completed, Moray East will be the largest windfarm by capacity in the UK. 

Works include the construction of three offshore transformer modules (OTM) which will transform the output of the wind turbines from 66KV to the transmission voltage of 220KV. 

Render of the offshore transformer modules (OTM) to be built at East Moray

Render of the offshore transformer modules (OTM) to be built at East Moray

The connection from the OTMs to National Grid will be at a new substation to be constructed at New Deer in Aberdeenshire via an 86km underground cable.

The Moray East windfarm is being developed by a joint venture company owned by EDP Renewables, a subsidiary of the Portuguese utility Energias de Portugal, a global energy and services group based in Paris, and Diamond Generation Europe Ltd., a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation. 

Siemens Energy Management managing director Carl Ennis said: “These large-scale renewable projects make me incredibly proud. Not only do they incorporate our engineering excellence on a massive scale, they showcase our commitment to renewables and clean energy generation. We are delighted our market-leading technology is being used on this project.” 

Moray East will be Siemens’ 11th offshore project in the UK. 

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