DEME Offshore’s installation vessel ‘Sea Installer’ successfully completed the installation of 102 Siemens Gamesa 7 MW turbines at the 714 MW East Anglia ONE Offshore Wind Farm, located 43 km off the Suffolk coast.
The turbine installation project started in June 2019. During the winter period both ‘Sea Installer’ and ‘Sea Challenger’ were deployed on the project to optimise the installation progress, following severe weather conditions during autumn and winter.
Michael Glavind, Business Unit Director DEME Offshore comments: “We are very proud of our crews and project team for achieving this major milestone at one of the world’s largest wind farms under construction. Together with the developer Scottish Power and our client Siemens Gamesa, we navigated through the COVID-19 challenges and successfully maintained operations, with the last turbine safely and successfully installed. A truly exceptional achievement of everyone involved. We look forward to continue our excellent partnership with Siemens Gamesa on future wind farm projects.”
‘Sea Installer’ will now set sail to the Borssele 1 & 2 wind farm in the Netherlands, joining offshore installation vessel ‘Sea Challenger’, for the installation of 94 8 MW turbines.