L-3 SAM Electronics Supplies Electrical System Package for EnBW Baltic 2 Wind Farm Platforms
HAMBURG, Germany, February 11, 2014 – L-3 SAM Electronics announced today that it has been commissioned by steel contractor Bladt Industries A/S of Aalborg, Denmark, to outfit transition pieces for the EnBW Baltic 2 wind farm due to become operational this year.
“The EnBW Baltic 2 project is the second major turnkey wind farm contract to have recently been awarded to L-3 and further underscores the effectiveness of our Marine & Power Systems (M&PS) wind energy working group in leveraging its broad capabilities to meet customer needs,” said Juergen Meyer-Pepel, senior vice president of L-3 SAM Electronics. “Headed by L-3 SAM Electronics, the group includes L-3 ELAC Nautik, L-3 FUNA Global Safety Systems and L-3 JOVYATLAS, and is providing dedicated solutions for offshore energy wind farms and associated support facilities throughout Europe, including the DanTysk accommodation platform project.”
In support of the EnBW Baltic 2 effort, L-3 will supply and install low-voltage switchgear and transformers and all lighting, in addition to providing and installing ventilation facilities, sea markings and sonar transponders, as well as a comprehensive range of automated safety and rescue equipment and the corresponding cable installations. L-3 will also provide the sea markings for the offshore transformer substation.
The second largest wind farm venture in the Baltic Sea, following earlier inauguration of the EnBW Baltic 1 wind farm in 2011, the new farm is located close to the border of Denmark and Sweden, 32 kilometers from the German coastline at the Island of Rugen. Comprising 80 wind turbines over an area of 27 square kilometers with a total output capacity of 288 megawatts, it will provide electricity for 340,000 households while reducing annual carbon dioxide emissions by an estimated 900,000 tons.
Headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, L-3 SAM Electronics GmbH operates as a part of L-3 Marine & Power Systems and is a subsidiary of L-3 Communications Corporation. L-3 SAM Electronics is a turnkey supplier of complete electrical systems, as well as integrated navigation, automation, communications, energy distribution and propulsion systems for all types of ships. To learn more about L-3 SAM Electronics, please visit the company’s website at www.sam-electronics.de.
Comprising 29 operating companies, L-3 Marine & Power Systems (L-3 M&PS) is a worldwide leader in maritime automation and control, navigation, communications, dynamic positioning, and power distribution and conditioning for the U.S. Navy, allied foreign navies and commercial customers worldwide. With over 85 locations in 19 countries, L-3 M&PS is a cohesive, global partner with extensive capabilities and a proven track record in delivering the highest level of technology, service and integration. To learn more about L-3 Marine & Power Systems, please visit its website at www.L-3com.com/MPS.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 48,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems, platform and logistics solutions, and national security solutions. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2012 sales of $13.1 billion. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com.
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