A2SEA Signs Contract with DONG Energy
In the first half of 2015, A2SEA will start installation of a total of 97 turbines from Siemens, each of 6MW/154m rotor, with a total capacity of 582 MW. When completed, Gode Wind 1 and 2 will be the largest contiguous offshore wind farm in Germany to date.
At A2SEA, CEO Jens Frederik Hansen is very satisfied with the contract: “It is no secret that there are only a few offshore wind projects until we expect an increase in 2017. And naturally we are interested in keeping our vessels deployed continuously to keep costs down and be able to contribute to the industry’s goals to reduce the cost of energy. Furthermore, we see the agreement as an acknowledgment of our previous work and I believe we have shown our worth with e.g. the installation of 235 turbines in 2013. Last but not least it is a very positive signal from the German market that offshore wind is back on the agenda and prioritized.”
Also DONG Energy is satisfied with the upcoming project in Germany. Trine Borum Bojsen, Managing Director in Germany says: “We are looking forward to realizing our biggest offshore wind farm project in Germany, Gode Wind 1 and 2. It is our biggest investment ever and will cement our leadership position in offshore wind. Until 2020 we are aiming to install 6.5 GW off-shore capacity in Europe. On completion of Gode Wind 1 and 2 we will be one step ahead, DONG Energy will have built a total of approximately 3.5 GW of offshore wind.”
A2SEA will deploy their second generation offshore installation vessel SEA INSTALLER on Gode Wind 1 (330MW) and Gode Wind 2 (252MW). SEA INSTALLER has previously installed turbines on the Gunfleet Sands Extension, Anholt and West of Duddon Sands.
Gode Wind 1 + 2 are expected to be fully commissioned in the second half of 2016.
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