Wind Energy – Thor
RWE is further progressing with the deployment of its Thor offshore wind farm by selecting two preferred suppliers for the electrical transmission system and entered into early works agreements with them.
Siemens Energy becomes the preferred supplier for the design, construction and installation of the onshore high voltage substation.
The work will be carried out by the company’s Offshore Center of Competence, located in Ballerup, Denmark.
HSM Offshore Energy from the Netherlands is selected as preferred supplier for the engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning of the offshore high voltage substation and its jacket foundation.
Pia Lanken, CEO RWE Renewables Denmark: “With the selection of preferred suppliers for the electrical transmission system we have reached the next milestone in the development of our Thor offshore wind farm, which will massively contribute towards Denmark’s ambitious climate targets. To deploy this offshore project we rely on our 20 year track-record in offshore wind and on experienced suppliers, which will work, where possible, hand in hand with Danish supply chain companies and local workforce.”
HSM Offshore Energy together with its engineering subcontractor Iv-Offshore & Energy has already successfully delivered several offshore substations for Energinet in the Danish North Sea.
Based on its experience and technical know-how they created a highly efficient design for RWE’s Thor substation and its foundation. This reduces the use of structural steel and the energy needed during manufacturing – with steel sourcing and fabrication in Europe. Installation of the jacket foundation in water depth of up to 27 meters and installation of the substation are expected to take place in 2025 – followed by the commissioning and testing of the offshore substation in 2026.