Ørsted, DEME Offshore and Siemens Gamesa have successfully completed the installation of the 94 turbines at Ørsted’s Borssele 1 & 2 Offshore Wind Farm in the Netherlands.
The first turbine was installed in April 2020, and less than five months later, the turbine installation phase has been completed. DEME Offshore’s sister installation vessels ‘Sea Installer’ and ‘Sea Challenger’ have been deployed for the installation.
It’s the first time Siemens Gamesa’s 8 MW offshore wind turbines will be used for a commercial project. The 94 SG 8.0-167 DD turbines have a tip height of 200 metres and a rotor diameter of 167 metres. The turbines will deliver enough electricity for one million Dutch households.
Michael Glavind, Business Unit Director DEME Offshore comments: “We are again demonstrating the benefits of our efficient, duo-vessel turbine installation solution. Having two similar vessels deployed on the project brings many benefits to our clients in terms of preparation, planning and accelerated execution.”