Gode Wind 3 Offshore Wind Farm: Substation Contracted to Chantiers de l’Atlantique


Gode Wind 3 offshore wind farm and Ørsted choose Chantiers de l’Atlantique to manufacture the 242 MW electrical substation. This wind farm should be built in 2023 off the German coast in the North Sea. This new contract marks the leadership of the Danish company Ørsted in the European offshore wind market.

Gode Wind 3 offshore wind farm with 242 MW substation

The electrical substation is a key component of the wind farm

The Gode Wind 3 offshore wind farm could not function without its electrical substation. Placed at sea, it houses transformers that raise the voltage of the electricity generated by the wind turbines. This reduces losses in the cables connecting to the terrestrial grid and thus greatly increases the yield of the wind farm.

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242 MW delivered on a turnkey basis

The 242 MW substation at Gode Wind 3 will also allow for remote control and monitoring of the operation. Designed and manufactured in Saint-Nazaire, it will be delivered to Ørsted on a turnkey basis. This means that all engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning will be managed by Chantiers de l’Atlantique.

Frédéric Grizaud, Director of Atlantique Offshore Energy, the subsidiary in charge of the substations, said:

“We are very pleased and proud to be reunited with our client as Ørsted, the global leader in our industry, and to execute for them their first full EPC project for an offshore power substation.”

Chantiers de l’Atlantique strengthens its international position

Chantiers de l’Atlantique’s know-how recognized in Europe

This is the first offshore power substation thatØrsted has awarded to a contractor as part of a complete EPC program. But the French company has already demonstrated its expertise with the completion of the Westermost Rough Electrical substation in 2014.

And as the company continues to build the first substations for France, this signature further strengthens its position outside the country.

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An order book of 1.8 GW for substations

This new export order confirms the leadership of Chantiers de l’Atlantique in a very dynamic European market. This project brings the company’s substation backlog to nearly 1.8 GW. This is double the capacity already installed by Chantiers de l’Atlantique in the last five years.

The company continues its rapid development in marine energy while creating many jobs in the field of renewable energy.

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