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Crompton Greaves receives Butendiek contract

GERMANY: A contract to build a high voltage substation WPD’s 288MW Butendiek offshore wind farm in the North Sea has been awarded to Belgian engineering firm Crompton Greaves, part of the Indian Aventha Group.

Crompton Greaves will design, engineer and supply the substation. It will also integrate all the equipment to connect the 33kV and 156kV networks serving the 80-turbine wind farm using AC/DC technology already deployed at the 330MW Belwind offshore project.

Design and manufacturing will take place during 2012 and the installation is planned for 2013.

Crompton Greaves CEO Laurent Demortier said: "We are confident that our connecting solutions will soon become a standard for the offshore wind industry."

Earlier this month, WPD handed Dutch civil engineering contractor Ballast Nedam a contract for the design, delivery and installation of 80 monopile foundations.

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