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AEG Power Solutions Secures Power Supply for Dogger Bank Transformer Platform

Zwanenburg, The Netherlands - In the British North Sea, the currently world's largest offshore wind farm Dogger Bank is being built. The Norwegian EPC Aibel, specialized in off-shore industries, will supply two HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) substation platforms (which converts the wind turbines' AC voltage into DC voltage for more efficient transport to the mainland) for the Dogger Bank A and Dogger Bank B projects.

AEG Power Solutions, a global provider of power supply systems and solutions for industrial, critical infrastructure and innovative power electronic applications, announced Aibel has chosen AEG Power Solutions Protect 8 UPS and Protect RCS rectifiers to secure power on the converter offshore platforms which EPC builds for the Dogger Bank wind farm.

AEG PS systems are securing power respectively for the control process of the conversion operation (AC systems) and the switchgear ((DC systems). The solution includes two Protect RCS 110TPRE1200 rectifiers, two Protect 8 inverters 60KVA, distribution cabinets and batteries on racks. Both systems have proven track records of successful operation in the toughest environment.

Aibel was awarded the contract to build the two converter platforms (Dogger Bank Cluster A and B) in November 2019. The project will be managed from Haugesund, Norway, while the construction of the topsides will take place at Aibel's site in Thailand. This is where the AEG power supply technology will be installed.

“Our global footprint and service expertise also helped making the difference as the construction of the topsides of the platforms will be done at Aibel’s yard in Thailand, explains Robin Lemstra, Sales Director NW & Central Europe. Our local service team in Thailand will commission our equipment there and when the platform is installed in the North Sea our local UK & Dutch service teams with full offshore qualifications are always nearby to provide technical support & maintenance if required.”

About the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm in the British North Sea

Norwegian energy company Equinor and the SSE Renewables consortium are driving the development of Dogger Bank wind farms (Cluster A - C), each with 1.2 GW of offshore wind power capacity, on the east coast of England. The fourth cluster with a capacity of 1.4 GW will be built by RWE alone.

Source: IWR Online, 08 Dec 2020