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Seaway wins EPCI contract for turbine foundations at Borkum II wind farm in Germany

Published 28 November 2016

Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) has secured an engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract for the turbine foundations at Trianel’s 203MW Borkum II offshore wind farm in Germany.

Financial details of the contract have not been disclosed. The wind farm will be located in the German North Sea, 45km north of Borkum Island.

It will feature 32 Senvion 6.2M152 turbines with a power upgrade to 6.33MW each.

Each of the 32 foundations for the wind turbines will include a mono pile and a transition piece. Design, engineering and fabrication of the foundations will take place between 2017 and 2018.

SHL expects to carry out the installation work of the foundations in late 2018, using its Stanislav Yudin heavy vessel.

The company says that its vessel has significant lift and installation capabilities that are suited to meet the challenges of offshore wind farm installations.

Project management and engineering has already begun at SHL’s offices in Hamburg and Zoetermeer.

The wind farm is estimated to cover an area of about 33km2 and the foundations are expected to go to depths between 28m and 33m.

After completion, the wind farm is expected to reduce carbon emissions by more than 290,000 tonnes per year and sulphur emissions by about 6,000 tonnes per year. The project is expected to have a life of 25 years.

Seaway Heavy Lifting CEO Jan Willem van der Graaf said: “The Borkum II project is Seaway Heavy Lifting’s second EPCI project and is a major step forward in achieving our ambition to be a leading EPCI contractor in the offshore renewables industry.

“We are proud that Trianel Windpark Borkum II has chosen Seaway Heavy Lifting for this project. We see the award as a sign of confidence in Seaway Heavy Lifting’s ability to deliver.”

Image: Seaway Heavy Lifting wins contract to install foundations for Trianel Borkum 2 offshore wind farm. Photo: Courtesy of Seaway Heavy Lifting.