In cooperation with ABB and after nearly 2 years of extensive and thorough collaborative efforts, Atlantique Offshore Energy and Ideol have unveiled their universal floating offshore substation for both bottom-fixed and floating offshore wind farms starting at depths of 40 meters.
Based on SeeOs, AOE’s certified and modular Electrical Offshore Substation concept, and Ideol’s patented and shallow-draft Damping Pool® concept, this universal floating offshore substation has been engineered to operate in the world most extreme environments and to offer maximum modularity.
With the installation of the topside onto the floater at quayside, with the testing and pre-commissioning at quayside as well as an installation without heavy-lift offshore operations, this floating Electrical Offshore Substation generates significant cost reductions. Finally and thanks to a time-tested and readily available supply chain, the solution can easily be serial produced while creating local jobs.
This universal and modular floating substation is expected to have a significant impact on the market of offshore substations and is market-ready for upcoming floating commercial tenders, in France and across the world. The market potential is huge, as 115 GW of new offshore capacity is expected to be installed around the globe by 2030.
This project reflects AOE’s capacity to capitalize on the lessons learned obtained from the Electrical Offshore Substations successfully delivered by its team, so as to innovate and to implement ready-to-market solutions.