Iv-Consult Draws Gode Wind Converter Platforms Topsides
The Iv-Consult has begun making the workshop drawings of two topsides of converter platforms, each approximately 1250 tons, for the Gode Wind 1 and 2 offshore wind projects.
This project is for Iemants Steel Constructions N.V. in Belgium. Gode Wind 1 and 2 are offshore wind farm projects located northwest of Nordreney in the German sector of the North Sea. The projects are developed by Dong Energy.
The capacity of Gode Wind 1 will be 332 megawatts and Gode Wind 2 will have a capacity of 252 megawatts. The cable capacity is 900 megawatts HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current), suitable for connections to other wind farms. The connection to the mainland is guaranteed by TenneT.
The Gode 1 and 2 wind farms will be installed 45 kilometres off the German coast of the North Sea. The wind farms will supply approximately 600,000 German households with electricity in 2016, when they are expected to become fully operational.
Press Release, April 23, 2014; Image: iv-groep