Netherlands-based Ballast Nedam has sold its current portfolio of four offshore wind inspection and maintenance contracts to Deutsche Windtechnik BV, the Dutch subsidiary of Deutsche Windtechnik.
The sale involves five-year inspection and maintenance contracts for the following projects:
- Eneco Luchterduinen, a 129 MW offshore wind farm owned by Eneco and Mitsubishi Corp.;
- Prinses Amaliawindpark, a 120 MW Eneco-owned offshore wind farm operational since 2007, which has been under the care of Ballast Nedam since 2009;
- Butendiek, a 288 MW offshore wind farm located near the Danish border in the German North Sea and owned by a group of international investors;
- Westermeerwind, a 144 MW offshore wind farm, currently being built between Lemmer and Urk in the IJsselmeer lake. Siemens Nederland is the engineering, procurement and construction management provider and operates it on behalf of the owners.
This transfer of the contracts is in line with Ballast Nedam’s strategy to focus its activities on the working areas of housing and mobility – following the sale of its offshore activities at the end of 2014, the company explains. The transaction also includes two staff members involved and is effective from Jan. 1.