The offshore wind farm is approximately 12 miles off the coast of Fife and is expected to go operational in 2023.
Wind power is the major source of green energy and technology that Scotland produces and some believe that the nation is experiencing a wind energy revolution. It’s doing so by providing for the most part of 2019, electricity to power the equivalent of almost 4.5 million homes through their wind turbines.
Each country has its own carbon emissions reduction targets, and with this project underway, it will help both the Scottish and the UK’s government in reaching these targets. The offshore substation will produce 400/220 kilovolt and will be built on a greenfield site. According to sources, once the project is complete and fully operational, it’s expected to dish out more than 400,000 tons of CO2 emissions yearly and deliver electricity to 375,000 homes in Scotland.
GE’s Grid Solutions CEO EU, Russia and CIS, Gerhard Seyrling, expresses:
GE’s Grid Solutions business is very proud to work with our consortium collaborators to support both shareholders in their growing portfolios of onshore and offshore wind farms as well as to help deliver low carbon electricity generation in the UK.
Collaborations were made with HSM Offshore BV and IV-One, an experienced firm in renewable energies and oil industries, will provide the offshore topside platform that will house the substations. Ultimately, the onshore and offshore substations will be fully equipped with all the safety, security, telecommunication systems and other features to make it fully operational, to ensure it allows 450MW of low carbon energy to connect to Scotland’s electricity grid.
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