KCI designs unique offshore switch yard for Belgian grid operator

By Michelle Froese With a limited number of kilometers on the Belgian coast line, transmission system operator Elia was looking for a different, more efficient and cost-effective solution than bringing a cable to shore for every new offshore wind farm. Currently, there are already four offshore wind farms in Belgian waters and that number is expected to increase to nine in the near future.
In an international competition, KCI was awarded the Concept Verification and Basic Design of its offshore switch yard (OSY). An OSY is considered a type of offshore power socket, and it is a completely new concept. It will combine the

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