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10th Mar. 2016
Cofely Fabricom, Iemants and CG win EnBW Hohe See contract

Consortium has been awarded the complete offshore substation including foundation


Mumbai, March 10, 2016: The FICG consortium of Cofely Fabricom, Iemants and CG has been awarded a new contract for the EnBW Hohe See offshore wind farm in the North Sea. The consortium will design, supply and install the complete offshore substation for the German utility EnBW.


The EnBW Hohe See wind farm will comprise 71 wind turbines with a total capacity of 497 MW. It covers an area of around 40 square kilometers in the German exclusive economic zone of the North Sea, 90 kilometers north of Borkum and 100 kilometers north-west of Helgoland, with water depths of up to 39 meters. The wind farm will be connected to the German high voltage grid via the BorWin3 converter platform.


The EnBW Hohe See wind farm is the biggest planned offshore wind project in Germany. It will produce enough electricity for about 560.000 households and reduce CO2 emissions by over 1.5 Mio tons per year. The project will be brought online before the end of 2019.


The consortium’s proven technologies have already been used for 8 other offshore wind farms: Belwind, Butendiek, Amrumbank, Humber Gateway, West of Duddon Sands, Luchterduinen, Gemini and Veja Mate.



Scope of CG


The scope of work for CG includes the design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of the HV/MV equipment and Control & Protection system for the offshore platform. This includes the power, auxiliary and earthing transformers.


CG was chosen on account of its vast experience and successful track record in providing HV/MV solutions to the offshore industry. CG’s connecting technology and products have been chosen for their high reliability, high performance and cost effectiveness.



Scope Cofely Fabricom


Cofely Fabricom’s scope includes the Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) Commissioning of the Offshore Substation (Jacket and Topside), the Low Voltage auxiliaries, the integration of all equipment and the transport and offshore installation of the electrical substation (including the jacket foundation), and Offshore commissioning. The substation will be the biggest one build by the company.


With this new contract Cofely Fabricom ensures the continuity of it’sits activities and consolidates the company’s position of key player in the market of EPC OHV Substations for the offshore windfarm  industry in Europe.



Scope Iemants


Iemants’ scope of work consists of the design and build of the steel structure for both the topside and foundation, including piles. The design and production will be completed in-house, in all Smulders’ production facilities, which results in short production duration and high flexibility.





About Cofely Fabricom


Cofely Fabricom is the benchmark in the field of innovative multi-technical installations and services for the infrastructure and construction industries, as well as the energy and oil & gas markets. Its expertise covers a wide range of disciplines such as electricity, instrumentation, mechanical, industrial piping, automation and maintenance. In Belgium and Luxembourg, Cofely Fabricom and its subsidiaries posted a turnover of EUR 888 million in 2014 and employ 5,400 people who work to improve energy efficiency, sustainability and quality of life.


Cofely Fabricom is part of ENGIE Benelux.



About Iemants


Iemants, part of Smulders, is an international steel construction company with a proven track record in the engineering, production, delivery and assembly of mainly heavy, technically complex steel constructions. Iemants ranks among the world`s top steel construction companies. With regards to substations and their foundations, Iemants offers a full range of services from fabrication to complete EPCI projects. Over the years, Iemants has gained valuable experience by successfully completing projects such as Gode Wind, Gemini, Amrumbank and Butendiek.


Smulders belongs to Eiffage, a leading figure in the European concessions and construction sector.



About CG


Avantha Group Company CG is a global pioneering leader in the management and application of electrical energy. With more than 10,000 employees across its operations in around 85 countries, CG provides electrical products, systems and services for utilities, power generation and industries. The company is organised into three business groups: Power, Industrial, and Automation.


CG is an established turnkey "Design and Build" contractor for onshore and offshore grid connection infrastructure. CG also manufactures SLIM® wind turbine transformers, power transformers, switchgear, automation and control products for wind farm projects. Project references include Offshore Wind Farm Substations at Belwind, Butendiek, Amrumbank, Humber Gateway, Northwind, Luchterduinen, Gemini and others.



About Avantha


The Avantha Group’s entities in diversified sectors include Crompton Greaves (power transmission and distribution equipment and services), BILT (paper and pulp), The Global Green Company Limited (food processing), Biltech Building Elements Limited (infrastructure), Avantha Power (energy), Avantha Business Solutions Limited (IT and ITES), Jg Glass (glass containers).


With a global footprint, the Group operates in 90 countries with more than 25,000 employees worldwide.


For more information on Avantha, please visit: www.avanthagroup.com





For further information, please contact:



Nathalie DANIS
Public Relations
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Britt Weckx
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Director Marketing, Strategy & Communications
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The Avantha Group

Shravani Dang
Vice President & Group Head – Global Communications
1st floor, Thapar House
24, Janpath Lane, New Delhi 110 001, India


Tel (D): +91 11 41699282 Tel (B): +91 11 23368332


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