DEME’s subsidiary GeoSea to install offshore foundations for EnBW offshore wind farm Albatros in Germany
DEME Group’s offshore marine engineering subsidiary GeoSea announces today that, following successful completion of the design, it also received the Notice to Proceed for fabrication and offshore installation of 16 wind turbine foundations and 1 Offshore Transformer Module (OTM) for the EnBW Albatros offshore wind farm, for which GeoSea is Siemens’ EPCI partner. This partnership enables Siemens to provide a full-scope project (offshore wind turbines and OTM, incl. foundations) to EnBW, the company said in its press release.
The Albatros offshore wind farm is located in the so-called “exclusive economic zone” of the North Sea, in the immediate vicinity of the EnBW windfarms Hohe See and He Dreiht, approximately 90 km north of the island of Borkum in the German North Sea. The project will cover an area of around 11 square kilometers with water depths of up to 40 meters and will feature 16 turbines of type Siemens SWT-7.0-154 with a total installed capacity of 112 megawatts.
The design of the offshore foundations for the Albatros wind farm is based on monopole and transition piece foundations. Fabrication of the foundations is foreseen in 2017/2018 whilst offshore installation will take place in 2018 together with the offshore installation of the EnBW Hohe See offshore wind farm.
DEME has a long track record as marine infrastructure solutions provider in Germany and was an early mover in the development of offshore wind in most of Europe.
After successful participation in a series of other offshore wind farms in Germany including Nordsee One, Godewind, EnBW Baltic II, Borkum Riffgrund I, Amrumbank, Butendiek, Alpha Ventus, Borkum West II and Hohe See, the Albatros contract is an important demonstration of clients’ trust in GeoSea’s expertise based on a combination of know-how, entrepreneurship and high-tech capabilities.
GeoSea is DEME’s specialist in complex offshore marine engineering projects. GeoSea offers a wide variety of services to owners of offshore assets, marine consultants and marine contractors in the sectors of offshore Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy and Civil Engineering.
These services consist of the hammering and drilling of large diameter piles for offshore constructions such as jetties, mooring facilities, bridges, offshore wind farms, the installation of offshore structures, platforms and geotechnical investigations at large depths.
About DEME Group
The Belgian dredging, environmental and marine engineering group DEME is an international market leader for complex marine engineering works.
Building on more than 140 years of experience and know-how, DEME has organically moved into several related sectors, such as the financing of marine engineering and environmental projects, executing complex EPC related marine engineering projects including civil engineering works, the development and construction of renewable energy projects, providing services for the oil, gas and energy sector, the decontaminating and recycling of polluted soils and silts, the harvesting of marine resources, etc.
DEME Group has 4,600 employees worldwide and achieved a turnover of 1.97 billion euros in 2016.