DEME Group’s offshore marine engineering subsidiary GeoSea has received a notice to proceed from Siemens for fabrication and offshore installation of 16 wind turbine foundations and one offshore transformer module for the EnBW Albatros offshore wind farm.
The project will cover an area of around 11 sq km and will feature 16 turbines with a total installed capacity of 112 megawatts.
Fabrication of the foundations is expected in 2017 and 2018 whilst offshore installation will take place in 2018 together with the offshore installation of the EnBW Hohe See offshore wind farm.
“We see the award of the Albatros project as a recognition by our Clients of our continuous strive for efficiency and synergies in the execution of projects. Our presence in Germany also strengthens our relationships with all our German partners and as offshore foundation specialist we are proud to support Siemens in the entry to the German offshore wind market with the Siemens Offshore Transformer Module (OTM). The Albatros contract gives continuity to our project portfolio in Germany and will be handled by our local project team of experts from our regional offices in Bremen,” said Christopher Iwens, general manager of DEME’s German subsidiaries.