Photo of the day – The offshore electrical substation: the heart of the wind farm.

The installation of the OSS (offshore electrical substation) is the next stage of the wind farm project off the coast of Saint-Brieuc Bay. This offshore electrical substation will be the central point .
Its function is to transform the energy produced by the 62 wind turbines from 66 kV to 225 kV.
This collected energy is then conducted to the coast. The OSS will house all of the park's automated control systems, as well as all of the equipment to ensure a reliable electrical connection between the wind turbines and the onshore network .

The installation of this electrical substation is made possible thanks to the intervention of Eiffage Métal, the EQUANS and Smulders joint venture and SAIPEM. Eiffage Métal was responsible for the engineering and construction of the upper part of the substation, which houses the transformers and electrical equipment, and the manufacturing of the foundations. EQUANS and Smulders will carry out the final assembly work and commissioning tests. SAIPEM company will ensure the transport and installation of the “jacket” type foundations of the substation.

Offshore substation and night landscape

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