Fred. Olsen called in to finish Trianel Windpark Borkum II
PRESS RELEASE – Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up vessel Blue Tern has been contracted to finish installing the remaining 11 Senvion 6.2M152 turbines on the Trianel Windpark Borkum II (TWB II).
The vessel takes over from Jan de Nul’s jack-up vessel Taillevent which has installed 21 of the 32 wind turbines but had to stop its work to move to another project. Works on the Trianel Windpark Borkum II have been delayed by the insolvency of turbine supplier Senvion. Construction was supposed to begin in April 2019 but didn’t start until August that year.
To solve the issue, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s affiliate Global Wind Service, which oversees the installation and completion contract of all 32 turbines on TWB II, has now contracted the Blue Tern to finish the project.
“We are looking forward to working with our new client and to get the chance to support the finalisation of the Trianel wind farm with our jack-up vessel Blue Tern. Our related company, Global Wind Service, is already on the project and delivers technicians, QA and site management for the installation and mechanical completion of the turbines”, says Kristina Pind Løvgren, Head of Nautical, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier.
Klaus Horstick, Commercial Director of Trianel Windkraftwerk Borkum II GmbH & KG says: “We are pleased to continue the good cooperation with the installation crew of Global Wind Service. With the new jack-up vessel, Blue Tern, on the project we are confident to complete the offshore wind farm quickly if the weather cooperates.”
The Trianel wind farm will be equipped with 32 Senvion 6.2M152 wind turbines mounted on monopile foundations. The total wind farm capacity will be 200MW when finished. TWB II is located 45 km off the northern coast of Borkum Island, Germany. Companies involved in the project are EWE AG with a share of 37.5% and a joint venture of the power utility of the city of Zurich with 24.51%. The municipal utilities cooperation Trianel, along with 17 municipal utilities from Germany, holds a share of 37.99%.