ENGIE Fabricom – project Hohe See – choses TNAML lighting system
Just installing wind turbines offshore is not enough to generate electricity. This electricity must as well be converted and transported to our homes, which requires a crucial component of any offshore wind farm: the high-voltage offshore substation. ENGIE Fabricom has made the construction of these superstructures one of its specialities and became a key player in the sector in Europe.
ENGIE Fabricom and EnBW have chosen for the TNAML maintenance free lighting fixtures. They made this choice because of the maintenance free character and the strict requirements the luminaire meets. This is needed for the harsh North Sea environment in which the substation is located, but as well to meet the high standard that is set for this project.
ENGIE Fabricom specialises in substations, the cornerstone of any offshore wind farm. The company has already built 19 of these superstructures for offshore wind farms in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, the UK and Denmark. Numbers 20 and 21 are currently under construction, while the twenty-second has been ordered. 16 wind farms in total are equipped with substations built by ENGIE Fabricom (a single farm sometimes has several substations), supplying close to 4.2 million households with electricity and cutting annual CO2 emissions by 8.5 million tonnes.
Hohe See is an offshore windfarm in the North Sea. ENGIE Fabricom is building the substation for this project. Hohe See will be constructed in the so-called “exclusive economic zone” of the North Sea approximately 90 kilometres north of Borkum and 100 kilometres northwest of Helgoland covering an area of 42 square kilometres. Following the planned commissioning of the wind farm in 2019, it will generate around two billion kilowatt hours of electricity per year with its output of 497 Megawatts, distributed across 71 wind turbines. This energy will supply around 560,000 households and save around 1.5 million tonnes of CO2 emission per year.
EnBW Hohe See (end user) is thus the largest German offshore wind farm project currently being built and as such represents a further milestone in the strategic orientation of the Karlsruhe-based energy company towards renewable energies.
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