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Windfarm Autena

Project: Onshore Wind Energy
Client: Eneco Wind
Location: Vianen
Year: 2015 - 2017

Project description:

In Vianen wind farm Autena has been realised. Wind farm Autena is located near motorway junction Everdingen next to the highways A27 and A2. The wind farm consists of 3 wind turbines of Nordex with a rated power of 3,0 MW each. The wind farm has a total capacity of 9,0 MW and has a yearly production equal to 8.500 households. The wind farm will produce power for the Royal Schiphol Group. The wind turbines are installed next to the Autenasekade in Vianen. The wind turbines are interconnected by means of 13 kV cables to transport the generated energy to the new substation of the wind farm. The substation has a 13kV grid connection to the distribution network of Stedin. The works for the realisation of the grid connection have started in March 2017 with the civil works for the grid connection cables of Stedin. In May 2017 the works have started fort he wind farm cables and the wind farm substation. At 1 November 2017 the production of the first wind turbine of the wind farm has started.

Activities of Energy Solutions:

During this project Energy Solutions has contributed substantially to the design and realization of this project. The following activities were carried out for Eneco:

  • Basic design of the electrical connection from the wind turbines to the grid coupling point, for the tender documents for detailed design, supply and realization of all windfarm cabling, the horizontal directional drillings, the 13kV cables and the substation.
  • Technical support during the tendering process for the grid connection and turbines.
  • Project support during engineering and realization.
  • Guidance and support during realization, testing and energizing of the electrical infrastructure and the coordination of the interfaces between turbine supplier and grid owner Stedin.

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