Spanish power utility Iberdrola SA has signed a cooperation deal with Germany’s transmission system operator (TSO) 50Hertz, for a substation project for the 476 MW Baltic Eagle wind farm in German waters.

As reported, the two utilities will collaborate on the construction, installation and commissioning of the offshore substation. The jointly used platform will house the technical equipment collecting the electricity generated by the wind park and will connect to the onshore transmission grid in Lubmin via subsea cables.

Iberdrola has already selected a joint venture (JV) of Belgian companies Fabricom and Iemants to produce all structural elements of the substation, while marine contractor Heerema will transport and install the substation at the project site. Siemens Gas and Power will deliver all main electrical equipment.

The fabrication process is already ongoing, and the platform manufacturing has been initiated. Offshore installation and commissioning works are scheduled to take place in 2023.

The Baltic Eagle wind farm, which Iberdrola expects to bring online in 2024, is to be installed northeast of the Rugen island and will be equipped with 50 turbines of 9.525 MW each.