Operations and MaintenanceNordsee One GmbH chose Norddeich (Lower-Saxony) as the base port for the Nordsee One offshore wind farm, for which Nordsee One’s service provider Northland Power Europe GmbH has signed a long-term rental agreement with Norddeicher Schiffswerft GmbH. The rental agreement will be valid for the next 26 years and covers more than 1,500 m² for offices and workshop/warehouse.
All wind turbine generators and the substation are monitored and remotely controlled from the onshore control center. In addition to the remote monitoring activities, it is required to use skilled and specially trained personnel for offshore works. These works include environmental monitoring, inspections, as well as maintenance and repair work.
Unlike onshore installations, offshore wind turbines cannot be serviced and maintained at any time of the day or night. Waves, wind, and weather confront the service technicians with completely new challenges. Good planning and excellent equipment in the form of vessels and helicopters are required to ensure optimum electricity production. Very high safety standards and requirements have been implemented to minimize the risk of an accident in advance.