Wind Energy – Thor OWF
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier (FOWIC) has secured a firm and unconditional contract with RWE for a vessel for the installation of 72 offshore wind turbine generators (WTGs) at the Thor offshore wind farm in the Danish North Sea.
This landmark project in Denmark will have a capacity of 1GW. For this project, FOWIC will make use of one of the two Tern class installation vessels, which by the time of the project execution, will feature a new and upgraded crane with a lifting capacity of 1,600 metric tons.
The new crane is fully electric and has a lower environmental footprint, which will help both Fred. Olsen Windcarrier and its customers to achieve their sustainability targets.
Thor will be Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm to date. The wind farm will be built off the Danish west coast and is scheduled to reach full operation in 2027.
Pia Lanken, CEO RWE Renewables Denmark states: “We are pleased to partner up with Fred. Olsen Windcarrier, and again demonstrate we care about sustainability and our climate. Choosing Fred. Olsen Windcarrier as the supplier of transportation and installation of wind turbines for our Thor offshore wind farm is based on the strong partnership we have developed on previous projects, so we are confident that we have found the right partner for Thor.”