Turbine installation completed at Gode Wind 2 + 1 Offhore Wind Farm
(WK-intern) – A2SEA’s SEA CHALLENGER completed the installation of 97 Siemens 6MW turbines at DONG Energy’s Gode Wind 2+1 OWF in the German part of the North Sea.
“The turbine installation has progressed seamlessly and as planned throughout the winter.
We experienced some rough and challenging weather during January and February but thanks to the entire project team including our experienced crew both offshore and onshore and our partners on the project, Siemens Wind Power and client DONG Energy, we managed to deliver safely, on time and on budget,” says Jens Frederik Hansen, CEO in A2SEA.
SEA CHALLENGER’s next project is turbine installation on the 402MW Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm in the UK for Statoil, Masdar and Statkraft. First, the vessel will act as accommodation vessel for the project from September until turbine installation is planned to start in the beginning of 2017.
The Gode Wind 2+1 Offshore Wind Farm is Germany’s largest offshore wind farm to date with a capacity of 582MW. When fully commissioned, the offshore wind farm will provide green energy to approx. 600.000 German households.
A2SEA is the market leader within transportation, installation and service work for offshore wind farms. Since its foundation in 2000, A2SEA has installed approx. 50% of the world’s offshore wind turbines. A2SEA recently completed installing turbines on Gode Wind 2+1 and Borkum Riffgrund 1. Upcoming projects include turbine installation on Burbo Bank Ext., Dudgeon OWF, Race Bank OWF, Arkona OWF and Hornsea Project One. The company is headquartered in Fredericia with subsidiaries in Hamburg and London. A2SEA currently has more than 260 employees dedicated to the offshore wind industry. www.a2sea.com
Photo: A2SEA’s SEA CHALLENGER has just installed the last turbine on DONG Energy’s Gode Wind 2+1