The platforms which consist of a base frame and a topside shall be towed from Nordic Yards in Wismar and Warnemünde to the designated sites in the North Sea. SeaRenergy will install the converter platform BorWin 2 about 125 kilometres off the coast, northwest of the island of Borkum, in a water depth of about 40 meters.
BorWin 2 will be connected to the wind farms Veja Mate and Global Tech 1, which will have a combined power generating capacity of 800 megawatts (MW). The converter platform HelWin 1 will be installed by SeaRenergy about 85 kilometres off
the coast, northwest of the island of Helgoland, in a water depth of about 23 meters. HelWin 1 will be connected to the wind farm Nordsee Ost and Meerwind, which will have a combined power generating capacity of 576 megawatts (MW). The transport
and installation of both platforms shall take place in 2013.
With these projects SeaRenergy enters new territory as its the first time that converter platforms of this type and size will be installed offshore.
“The confidence Siemens has shown in us encourages us in our conviction that SeaRenergy offers the right solutions to the challenges of the offshore wind market”, say the co-founders and managing directors of SeaRenergy Jan B. Steffens and Kurt E.
SeaRenergy Offshore covers the whole value chain of transport and installation of components for offshore wind projects. This includes transport and installation of foundations, towers and turbines as well as platforms for transformer stations and accommodation. It develops and implements innovative and cost efficient solutions for transportation and installation of wind farms. With a network of partners SeaRenergy consolidates the skills and resources that are necessary to provide a turnkey package which is unique in the industry.
SeaRenergy is led by the former CEO of Rickmers Group, Hamburg, Jan B. Steffens and the offshore wind pioneer and founder of A2SEA, Kurt E. Thomsen.
For more information, visit www.searnergy-offshore.com.