Ørsted selects GeoSea for Borssele 1 & 2 foundation and turbine transport and installation
GeoSea, DEME’s specialist in complex offshore marine engineering projects, has been awarded a contract for the transportation and installation of 94 foundations at Ørsted’s Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm in the Netherlands. Additionally, GeoSea secured the contract for the transport and installation of 94 turbines at the wind farm, DEME said in its press release.
Borssele 1 & 2 is located 23 km from the Dutch coast and will have a total capacity of 752 MW. GeoSea will be responsible for the full scope of the Borssele 1 & 2 foundation installation and scour supply and installation. In this project, GeoSea will transport and install the 94 wind turbine foundation structures including the supply, transport and installation of scour protection on each location. The foundation type for the 94 wind turbines will be a monopile foundation with pre-installed scour protection, an anode cage and a bolted transition piece. Water depths range from 14 to 36 metres.
Under a separate contract, A2SEA The turbine installation experts within GeoSea will also provide installation vessel capacity to transport and install 94 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW turbines at the Borssele 1 & 2 wind farm.
Jan Klaassen, business unit manager offshore renewables for GeoSea: “We are pleased that Ørsted has selected GeoSea for the largest offshore wind farm project in the Netherlands. The contract award demonstrates our leading position as a provider of state-of-the-art, integrated solutions for the offshore wind industry. We look forward to working with Ørsted and to leverage our joint expertise in order to successfully deliver this project.”
Monopile and turbine installation is scheduled in 2020, deploying vessels from the GeoSea fleet.
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 EPCI 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. Thanks to an integrated company structure, DEME strongly emerges as a 'global solutions provider' which offers its clients overall solutions. DEME has the most modern, high-tech and versatile fleet. DEME Group has 5,100 employees worldwide and achieved a turnover of 2.37 billion euros in 2017.