2017-11-23
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    Dig First, Build Later 10/13/2017
    ... largest offshore wind farms off the coast of England, East Anglia ONE, which will supply 500,000 households with clean energy in the future. The construction also includes the laying of a 37-kilometer cable that will connect the wind farm to the national electricity grid. The cable, connected to a converter station in Bramford, will be laid underground – and since there have been archaeological finds in the area in the past, ScottishPower financed archaeological investigations in a 60 ha area in Suffolk. Up to 400 archaeologists have been involved in the work since February this year. At peak times, around 250 employees dug up objects on site while 20 members of the Ipswich and District Metal Detector Club were also involved. The excavation has yielded new insights into previous settlements and land use activities in the region. Evidence from the Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman Age, Anglo-Saxon and Middle Ages has been found. In addition to residential dwellings and places of work, a wide range of pottery fragments have been discovered alongside tools and coins and other pieces of interest. (Image: ScottishPower Renewables) Joanna Young, Stakeholder Manager at ScottishPower Renewables, comments on the findings: “Hundreds of archaeologists and metal detectorists combing over fields in Suffolk is not the first thing you think of when you imagine an offshore windfarm - but it highlights the wide range of efforts needed to build a major energy project like ours.“ Richard Newman, Post-Excavation Manager, confirms the importance of the work: “It is not often that archaeologists get access to such a vast corridor of land, and the project has been fascinating. All of the finds will now be analysed further, and detailed reports will be produced, but it is safe to say we already know a lot more about Suffolk’s history today than we did a year ago.” The archaeologists are often faced with a dilemma though: the excavation sites are irretrievably destroyed when wind farms are built or cables laid on site. On the other hand, some of the sites would not have been made accessible at all if they had not been brought into the focus of today's energy industry. „Of course, my archaeologist's heart is bleeding at this moment," explains Dr. Andreas Thiedmann from the State Office for Monument Conservation of Hessen, Germany, to local newspaper Lauterbacher Anzeiger. "Because here a 4,500-year-old cultural monument is to be replaced by a commercial complex." This is why a hill grave is being professionally excavated and documented by a team of archaeologists on the Steinberg in the Angersbach district in central Germany. A wind farm with five turbines will be built on the site. The excavations are financed by HessenEnergie, the future operator of the wind farm. What is hidden in the ground beneath the wind turbines? (Picture: Katrin Radtke) In Germany, the Office for the Protection of Historical Monuments is responsible for such work. As this is Federal States matter, there are 16 different laws for the protection of historical monuments in Germany with its 16 federal states. And all the laws differ in varies aspects. In many of these states, however, the so-called 'polluter-pays-principle‘ applies, which states that the costs of archaeological work must be borne by the person responsible for the construction activities that damage or destroy a monument, as the German Society for Prehistory and Early History (DGUF) explains. There's another case in Lower Saxony, where a team of archaeologists worked last year in the run-up to the construction of a wind farm between Lübberstedt and Hambergen in north Germany. According to newspaper Osterholzer Kreisblatt, the district had already drawn attention to the fact that records of possible archaeological finds in the area were available during the approval procedure for the wind farm, so wpd onshore GmbH had to let the archaeologists work on the site first. The company also had to finance their work in the run-up to the construction work. In Germany, however, such excavations are increasingly rarely carried out. On the one hand, there is a lack of financial resources for this, and on the other, there aren't sufficient human resources. There are more and more construction projects in areas that are difficult to access with fewer and fewer specialists. A vicious circle. It has to be carefully considered in advance whether it is really worthwhile to send the archaeologists into the field. The aspect of learning from the past is particularly important though. Today's modern wind energy is also based on windmills from earlier times. ...
  • Planning consent allows for 'next generation' turbines at East Anglia THREE Offshore Wind Farm 08/08/2017
    ... to ensure that offshore wind is one of the cheapest forms of low carbon electricity. The company’s East Anglia ONE scheme is the best value project to go in to construction in the UK (£119 MW/h), and costs are expected to reduce even further in future auctions. Keith Anderson, CEO of ScottishPower Renewables, said: “Offshore wind has delivered on its promises from the outset. Our sector has met every technical and political challenge, grown the UK’s supply chain, and improved the technology at a rapid pace to allow projects to be deployed in ever harsher conditions. At the same time, the level of cost reductions achieved would more commonly be seen in consumer electronics. “In a little over a decade, our sector has delivered substantial amounts of green electricity for the UK, supported billions of pounds of UK investment and created thousands of high quality jobs. "With the support of a highly-skilled supply chain, East Anglia THREE will further enhance the UK’s leading position in offshore wind. No other sector ticks all of the boxes in its ability to support the Government’s plans for rebalancing the economy and promoting economic diversity through the Industrial Strategy.  “Major contracts are already being delivered in towns and cities spread out all across the UK.  Offshore wind has supported jobs and investment in Hull, Hartlepool, Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth, Grimsby, Teesside, Tyneside, Fife, Machrihanish and Belfast to name but a few. Large-scale projects like East Anglia THREE will continue to help to encourage economic regeneration where it is needed most.” Will Apps, Head of Energy Development at The Crown Estate, said: “It is great to see the East Anglia THREE project pass this significant milestone. Through the continued efforts of ScottishPower Renewables, and their industry peers, the UK now benefits from a strong development pipeline of more than 11GW of consented capacity. This is in addition to the projects that are already built or are on track to supply 10% of the UK’s electricity demand by 2020. The offshore wind industry continues to deliver as a large-scale, affordable and reliable choice for UK power generation." ScottishPower Renewables is currently delivering the East Anglia ONE project, which has a capacity of 714 MW and is due to be fully operational in 2020. The company is developing four projects in total in the area, with a capacity of 3,500 MW. East Anglia THREE will cover an area of up to 305 square kilometres and will require up to 172 wind turbines to build the full capacity.  ScottishPower Renewables will now commence work on preparing the project for the next phase. The regulatory framework in the UK requires that offshore windfarm developers enter pre-qualified projects into a Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction process, where the most economic projects are selected to receive a contract. If successful in future CfD auctions, ScottishPower Renewables would like to see construction starting around 2022, with the project up and running by 2025. In total, East Anglia THREE will require: Up to four offshore collector stations and up to two offshore converter station platforms; Up to one offshore platform housing accommodation facilities; Subsea inter-array cables between the wind turbines and converter station and collector station platforms; Up to four subsea export cables to transmit electricity from the offshore platforms to shore; Up to four interconnector cables between the East Anglia ONE and East Anglia THREE Projects; Landfall at Bawdsey with onshore transition pits to join the offshore and onshore cables; Up to four onshore underground cables pulled through existing ducting to be laid by East Anglia ONE, running for approximately 37 km from landfall to the connection point at Bramford, Suffolk, with jointing pits, to transmit electricity to a new onshore transformer substation; An onshore transformer substation at Bramford, Suffolk, to connect the offshore windfarm to the National Grid ...
  • Great Yarmouth Businesses Secure Contracts for ScottishPower Renewables’ Global Offshore Wind Projects 08/04/2017
    ... to work on their pipeline Seajacks will work on the Wikinger Offshore Windfarm in German waters and Gardline will work on East Anglia ONE, ONE North... pipeline of offshore windfarms. ScottishPower Renewables, Wikinger, offshore, Germany, East Anglia ONE, UK Seajacks has secured a contract to carry out...
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    ScottishPower Renewables banks on 66 kV with CONNEX in the East Anglia ONE wind farm 08/01/2017
    ...ScottishPower Renewables banks on 66 kV with CONNEX in the East Anglia ONE wind farm East Anglia ONE gets CONNEX grid system by PFISTERER East Anglia ONE is the first large scale wind farm to be set up with this voltage level. In cooperation with British cable manufacturer JDR, PFISTERER has received the order for the delivery of CONNEX cast resin joints and CONNEX plug connectors for up to 72.5 kV for the networking of the new East Anglia ONE (EA1) wind farm Pfisterer, JDR, East Anglia ONE, CONNEX, offshore In the initial phase, the new wind farm includes the construction of 102 Siemens turbines with total output of 714 megawatts. Because of the high output level, the networking will take place with 66 kV. PFISTERER is the only manufacturer with a solution that has proven itself for 20 years in the offshore area. The new East Anglia ONE wind farm of operator ScottishPower Renewables is being constructed 43 km from the coast of Suffolk in the southern North Sea, and is in the axis between Amsterdam and London. With total output of 714 megawatts, it will be capable of supplying about 500,000 households when it reaches its planned completion in 2020. 102 Siemens turbines, each with 7 MW, will be set up from the middle of next year, and will be connected via two converter stations in a 66 kV network. East Anglia ONE is the first large scale wind farm to be set up with this voltage level. “Because the efficiency and output of wind turbines are constantly on the increase, wind farms all over the world are changing from the previous 33 kV networks to 66 kV networks”, explains Peter Müller, Senior Manager Sales at PFISTERER. “We have already had a suitable connection for this output range for connecting the inter-array cables to the turbines for 20 years with the size 4 CONNEX cast resin joint and the CONNEX plug connector. The inner cone technology is ideal for this level of capacity, which is why we are receiving many inquiries at present”. More flexibility during installation in the Tower ScottishPower Renewables is also convinced by the solution. The inter-array sea and tower cables are connected with the cast resin joints in the lower tower section of the wind turbines. The dry, i.e. gas-free CONNEX cast resin joints from PFISTERER are solidly-insulated, pluggable, touch-safe, resistant to salt water and UV radiation, and are also submergible. They are offshore-certified by classification company DNV GL and do not require any additional protection. Their integrated longitudinal water barrier prevents water that is entering because of a cable fault from getting into the other connected cable. Also each phase is connected using a separate joint, therefore making positioning and installation in the tower much more flexible. This also makes it possible for the CONNEX joint to be re-installed and re-used without having to replace the entire submarine cable in the event of a fault. PFISTERER has been established in the offshore area for decades, and provides a complete range of products for all voltage levels from 12 kV to 550 kV with the CONNEX family. In this way, the entire cabling within a wind farm can be carried out using the same tried and tested technology – from the submarine cable to the converter platform. Delivery in cooperation with JDR PFISTERER received the order for the delivery of the HV fittings in close cooperation with cable manufacturer JDR. The presentation of the CONNEX solution to ScottishPower Renewables also took place in cooperation between the two companies. This was preceded by type testing of the JDR submarine cables in combination with the CONNEX fittings, which was immediately successful. In April, JDR was then commissioned to supply more than 155 km of inter-array cable by VBMS (UK), including the connecting fittings from PFISTERER. VBMS is a globally experienced offshore installer, and is responsible for the construction of the wind farm. “We are delighted that we were able to convince ScottishPower Renewables and VBMS with our experience and the tried and tested CONNEX solution. The implementation of East Anglia ONE with a 66 kV network is a flagship project for the industry, and proof that the entire technology that is required for global conversion to 66 kV is available, from the transformer to the switchgear and also for transmission”, emphasises Karl McFadden, PFISTERER UK project leader. PFISTERER is a competent partner for cable manufacturers and offshore companies, and provides a continuous solution from the inter-array connection to the cabling of the platform with CONNEX. The products in PFISTERER’s IXOSIL series are available for the shore connection. ...
  • ABB wins $30 million order to support integration of offshore wind energy in the UK 07/20/2017
    ...ABB wins $30 million order to support integration of offshore wind energy in the UK ABB smoothes out voltage fluctuations at East Anglia ONE... The Static Compensation SVC Light® technology of ABB enables voltage stabilization and enhances power quality for the East Anglia ONE wind farm ABB’s Static...
  • Tekmar Energy to protect cables on East Anglia ONE Offshore Windfarm 07/13/2017
    ...Tekmar Energy to protect cables on East Anglia ONE Offshore Windfarm Tekmar Energy provides CPS for East Anglia ONE Offshore Wind Farm VBMS has...’ East Anglia ONE Offshore Windfarm. Tekmar, VBMS, CPS, offshore, JDR Cables, East Anglia ONE VBMS has awarded contracts on the project to both Tekmar...
  • JDR selected as preferred cable supplier for Windfloat Atlantic Project 06/08/2017
    ... for floating offshore wind and high-voltage power transmission, through 66kV cable technology. JDR was recently awarded the world’s first large-scale commercial 66kV project, for the East Anglia One wind farm, in the UK. ...
  • Hartlepool-based Businesses Land Two Major Contracts for ScottishPower’s East Anglia ONE Offshore Windfarm Supporting 330 Jobs 04/14/2017
    ...Hartlepool-based Businesses Land Two Major Contracts for ScottishPower’s East Anglia ONE Offshore Windfarm Supporting 330 Jobs ScottishPower’s East... sector has been boosted with the award of two major contracts to support the construction of ScottishPower Renewables East Anglia ONE offshore...
  • JDR to supply 66kV intra-array cables for East Anglia One 04/12/2017
    ...JDR to supply 66kV intra-array cables for East Anglia One JDR Supplies Inter-Array Cables For East Anglia One Offshore Wind Farm JDR will design...-array, East Anglia One JDR, a leading supplier of subsea power cables and umbilicals to the global offshore energy industry, has been awarded a contract by VBMS (UK) Ltd to supply intra-array cables for ScottishPower Renewables’ East Anglia One (EA1) offshore wind farm. The contract – the industry’s first commercial 66kV array cable project to date – will see JDR design and manufacture 155km of array cables including end terminations. The innovative 66kV high voltage technology will enable increased power transmission back to shore from large, high powered offshore turbines over 33kV cables. JDR will also provide a unique cable management system at each offshore wind turbine generator which allows for a 66kV topside connection to the switchgear cables. VBMS’ Director Commerce, Jack Wattel says: “We are looking forward to cooperating with JDR on the production and installation of 102 66kV intra-array cables and delivering this prestigious project in a safe and efficient way to ScottishPower Renewables.”  JDR’s CTO, James Young, says: “This award cements our position as leaders in subsea technology development. It’s fantastic to see that 66kV cable technology will be deployed on a large-scale project to further reduce the cost of offshore wind. Our continued relationship with VBMS and the latest contract with ScottishPower Renewables is not only testament to the quality of our solutions, but it will also help towards the UK government’s ambition to deliver record levels of UK content for the country’s offshore energy industry.” With an overall capacity of up to 714MW, EA1 is the first of four projects in the East Anglia Zone. The offshore wind farm will consist of up to 102 wind turbines and will be located 43km off the Suffolk Coast in the southern North Sea. The wind farm is expected to power 500,000 homes when fully operational in 2020. David Currie, CEO of JDR, comments: “We’re delighted to have been awarded the EA1 contract by VBMS. Our technology group has successfully completed the development, testing and deployment of our 66kV range through 2015 and 2016 by working closely with customers and the industry – resulting in two major project awards in a matter of months.” JDR will manufacture the cables at its state-of-the-art facility in Hartlepool, UK, with delivery scheduled for Q1 2019. JDR was also awarded a non-commercial 66kV contract for the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) demonstrator project in December 2016. ...
  • Offshore windfarm construction thriving after a bumper year in 2016 02/20/2017
    ... a significant difference to the increase in construction contract value for offshore wind farms in 2016 were the Beatrice, Galloper and East Anglia one offshore...
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