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Ramboll wins Chinese offshore wind scheme

Ramboll has been appointed to design the foundations for a 100-turbine wind farm off the coast of China.

The firm was appointed by Huadong Engineering Corporation for the State Power Investment Corporation’s Binhai North Phase 2 Offshore Wind Farm.

The contract, worth about £3M, covers design of the 100 steel turbine foundations, the 400 MW substation, concept for the transformers, breakers and cables, and design development for waves, currents and geotechnical conditions.

The wind farm will be located 22km off the Jiangsu province coast in an area prone to earthquakes and very soft soil-conditions.

Ramboll Energy director Søren Juel Petersen said: “This project is exciting because the soft soil conditions in the Jiangsu province challenges us to design differently from what we are used to in the Northern European market.

“The technical challenges and the sheer scale of the project requires us to draw on skills from the entire business, and this is where we see the advantages of being a multi-disciplinary consultancy.”

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