Nordsee One offshore wind farm starts commercial operation
332 megawatt wind farm completed on schedule and below its total budget of €1.2 billion
Green electricity for some 400,000 households
Nordsee One is owned by Northland Power (85%) and innogy SE (15%)
Turbine Installation Completed at Nordsee One Offshore Wind Farm
All 54 turbines, each with an installed capacity of six megawatts, now installed
Project is generating electricity and delivering it into grid
Commercial commissioning of the 332 megawatt wind farm anticipated by the end of 2017
ROV replaces divers in monopile installation work
Technological innovation strengthens Bluestream’s leading position in the offshore wind industry
The new operation and maintenance base for the Nordsee One offshore wind farm was officially inaugurated in September.
Beginning of September SIEM Offshore Contractors GmbH successfully completed installation of the final inter-array cable at the Nordsee One construction site. This fully completes the planned inter-array cable laying works three weeks ahead of schedule.
In August the new built Crew Transfer Vessel “WINDEA four” was christened. In future this vessel will bring service technicians to the offshore Wind farm Nordsee One, which is currently under construction approximately 40km north of the island of Juist. Nordsee One GmbH has agreed a long term charter contract for this vessel.
Nordsee One offshore wind farm celebrates a wedding: This is the construction term used for the process of marrying a substation platform to its foundation. With the offshore transformer substation, transformer and all associated electrical components now completed, the project, located approximately 40 km north of the island of Juist, is celebrating another milestone.
Beginning of June the installation contractor has started laying the first inter-array cable in the construction area of the Nordsee One offshore wind farm. The fifty-four turbines will be connected to the offshore substation by ten strings of cables with an overall length of approximately 70 kilometres – a longer distance than the length of the Eurotunnel, which connects the UK with Continental Europe.
Beginning of May the construction team successfully installed the foundation of the offshore substation at the Nordsee One construction site. The foundation, which weighs more than 1,400 tons, traveled from Aalborg in Denmark; from there it was a five day journey across the North Sea, to the port of Eemshaven in the Netherlands. After loading the piling hammer, the foundation was transported to the Nordsee One construction site, where a floating crane placed the heavyweight jacket foundation onto the sea bed. The 50-meter tall foundation was anchored with four piles on the four pedestals in the bottom of the sea. Each pile has a weight of over 240 tons and a length of over 67 meters.