CS WIND Offshore News

Load out of the Nordsee Ost substation

Last week marked the end of yet another successful project at Bladt Industries, as the Bladt team completed the load out of the Nordsee Ost substation..

07 July 2014

The substation is now on the barge, where it will undergo measures to secure sea fastening before it makes its journey to the final destination in the German North Sea. The 1900 tonnes substation, which Bladt Industries fabricated for the German utility company RWE, is the 13th substation fabricated by Bladt Industries.

The Nordsee Ost substation moving towards the quay at Bladt Industries headquarters in Aalborg, Denmark.

The cooperation between RWE and Bladt has been great from day one. Both parties entered into the project with the same goal: to make a substation of the highest quality within a very strict time frame. The EPC-contract was completed within 15 months – quite a short time period to fabricate a substation.

Senior Project Manager, Torben Hother Hansen: “In this project we especially had one challenge – the time frame. However, with our knowledge and experience from previous projects we were able to reach our goals of fabricating a substation of the highest quality within a very tight time schedule.”

The Nordsee Ost substation is scheduled to leave Bladt Industries facilities in Aalborg in July.

It takes great precision to move such a huge construction onto the barge.