Calling for entries from companies and consortia interested in undertaking a study to identify the optimal future array system voltage for offshore wind farms and developing a roadmap as to how the industry can move to this voltage.
The main objectives of this work are to:
- study the technical and regulatory requirements to enable the industry to collectively and intelligently decide on the optimum future array voltage level, and the timing for making the switch
- identify the technical and regulatory developments required to enable the increase in array voltage
- send a clear message to the supply chain and regulators about the need and intention to raise the array voltage
- lay the basis for the Hi-VAS (Phase 2) project
For further details, please see the relevant documents below.
Clarification questions should be received by 27 October. The answers to these questions will be posted below by 30 October.
The closing date to receive tender submissions is 18:00 GMT Friday 13 November.