Siemen wins Isle of Wight wind contract

Technology firm Siemens will be the electrical transmission supplier for Navitus Bay wind farm. The project, which is located to the west of the Isle of Wight, will provide up […]

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Technology firm Siemens will be the electrical transmission supplier for Navitus Bay wind farm.

The project, which is located to the west of the Isle of Wight, will provide up to 970MW of electricity – that’s enough to power around 700,000 homes every year.

Siemens’ Energy Management division will also design, supply and install the proposed onshore and offshore high voltage substations.

Installation company VBMS (UK) will form a joint venture to deliver the project.

VBMS will be responsible for the design, supply and installation of the export cable, both offshore and onshore.

Stuart Grant, Project Director of Navitus Bay, said: “We are delighted Siemens Energy Management and VBMS have come together to supply the electrical transmission system for Navitus Bay and this represents another significant step for the procurement process.”

Bournemouth County Council previously sent a letter urging the government not to go ahead with the wind farm proposal.