According to reports, Avantha Group Company CG has been awarded a contract worth € 3.5Mn for the design, engineering, supply, installation & commissioning of a “WINDSUB” (wind farm substation) at the 75 MW Seine Rive Gauche Nord wind farm in France, located in the Aube department on the left bank of the river. CG will also be responsible for upgrading/building the overall electrical system.
The project scope includes all electrical, mechanical and civil engineering works, supply of two 45 MVA step-up power transformers, medium voltage and high voltage Air Insulated Switchgear (AIS), Substation Automation System (SAS), buildings and ancillaries.
The substation will help to integrate wind energy and boost power supplies to meet the growing residential demand besides reinforcing the transmission grid and improving reliability, efficiency and power quality. The total 150GWh of installed capacity will produce electricity for over 55,000 households with an estimated reduction in emissions of 130.000 tons of CO2 per year.
The project is scheduled for completion by mid 2014. Substations include equipments that protect and control the flow of electric power, transform voltage levels and facilitate the safe and efficient transmission and distribution of electricity in the grid.
CG was successful against established industry competition in securing this second reference project in the French renewable sector after the 225kV wind substation commissioned in 2011 for VALECO’s wind farm “Les monts de Lacaune”.