World News | January 2012
CG bags key contract for offshore wind connection
Crompton Greaves (CG) is part of the consortium of four companies that has bagged a prestigious turnkey contract from Amrumbank West GmbH (AWG) for its German wind farm project. AWG is a 100 per cent subsidiary of E.ON Climate and Renewables Central Europe GmbH. The wind farm with 80 multi-MW turbines is located 40 km offshore in the North Sea. Installation of the offshore high voltage substation (OHVS) is scheduled for 2014 and will become operational in 2015. The company will design, engineer, supply and integrate all critical high voltage power equipment to connect the 33 kV and 155 kV networks, including transformers, high voltage and medium voltage switchgear as well as protection and automation equipment. It has also developed an innovative AC/AC connection link for offshore wind farms. This technology, already used in the Belwind wind farm North Sea project, has minimal weight and is designed for optimal maintenance.
Laurent Demortier, CEO & MD, Crompton Greaves, said, "Our company plans to augment its foray in the rapidly-growing segment of offshore wind with its competitive offering in renewable energy solutions and application."