Alstom wins substation deals for offshore wind farms

Alstom has won substation automation contracts for three of DONG Energy’s offshore wind farms in the UK.

The systems will be fitted at the 580 MW Race Bank project off the Norfolk Coast, the 660 MW Walney Extension (pictured) in the Irish Sea and at the 258 MW Burbo Bank Extension in Liverpool Bay. Walney Extension offshore wind farm

All three projects are currently at various stages of development and all will feature Alstom Grid’s DS Agile, the company’s next generation digital control system for smart substations.

Hervé Amossé, Alstom Grid Substation Automation Solutions vice-president, said: “Alstom is offering DONG Energy a state of the art substation automation solution that will help them manage intermittent power flows in a flexible manner. With increasingly interconnected grids and electricity provided from various sources, Alstom’s leading edge substation automation system will help to better, and efficiently, bring the power to shore and into the local grid.”

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