The Albatros Offshore wind farm will approximately provide 710.000 households in Munich, Germany with power each year. Albatros is an extension of the existing wind farm called Hohe. The Albatros wind farm and Hohe See wind farm are expected to generate about 2.5 billion KW an hour. The substation designed by ISC for Siemens has made it possible to transfer 117 MW of clean energy to be sent ashore.
Services provided by ISC
The substation is developed by ISC and is based upon two open deck structures with a containerized solution for control rooms, GIS and day crew rooms. Moreover, ISC has handled the concept development for generic offshore transformer module (OTM), the FEED design followed by a detailed design of the complete transformer substation. Furthermore, the detailed design contained the complete the auxiliary systems, the sea transport and lift of the topside. Also included in the detailed design: fire & safety, process, piping, mechanical and LV electrical. The last phase of the projects also includes project follow-up from ISC from the fabrication and installation phase.
General description of the project
The Albatros Offshore wind farm is located in the German North Sea approximately 105 km from the German coast. The wind farm is located on a water depth around 40 meters. The building period of the farm was from 2016-2018 and hereafter the operation of the farm began in 2019.
The weight of the topside was 792 tons and this weight is supported by a monopile/TP. Due to a requirement of the client, the topside have room for a large amount of diesel and oil generators.