Seaway Heavy Lifting has been awarded a contract by Trianel Windkraftwerk Borkum II GmbH & Co. KG for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of the turbine foundations at the Trianel Windpark Borkum II wind farm, on the German continental shelf.
According to Seaway, the award is still subject to financial close of the entire project, which is expected in the first half of 2017.
As reported, the Trianel Windpark Borkum II wind farm is located 45 kilometers north of Borkum Island in the German bight. The 203 MW offshore wind farm comprises 32 wind turbines of 6.3 MW each, the company notes, and each foundation consists of a monopile and a transition piece.
Project management and engineering have already begun at Seaway Heavy Lifting’s offices in Hamburg and Zoetermeer.
Seaway expects fabrication will take place in 2017 and 2018, while offshore installation activities will be executed in 2018 using its heavy-lift vessel, Stanislav Yudin, which provides significant lift and installation capabilities ideally suited to the challenges of installing wind farm foundations.
Jan Willem van der Graaf, CEO of Seaway Heavy Lifting, says, “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.”