North Sea, Germany
The FICG consortium (Engie Fabricom, Smulders and CG) will design, supply and install the complete offshore substation for the German utility EnBW.
The EnBW Hohe See wind farm will comprise 71 wind turbines with a total capacity of 497 MW. It covers an area of about 40 square kilometers in the German exclusive economic zone of the North Sea, 90 kilometers north of Borkum and 100 kilometers north-west of Helgoland, with water depths of up to 39 meters. The wind farm will be connected to the German high voltage grid via the BorWin3 converter platform.
The EnBW Hohe See wind farm is the biggest planned offshore wind project in Germany. It will produce enough electricity for nearly 560.000 households and reduce CO2 emissions by over 1.5 Mio tons per year. This project will be brought online before the end of 2019.
Smulders’ scope of work consists of the design and build of the steel structure for both the topside and foundation, including piles. The design and production will be completed in-house, in all Smulders’ production facilities, which results in short production duration and high flexibility.