DEME awarded German windfarm
By Sandy Guthrie25 February 2016
DEME and Siemens have concluded an EPCI (engineering, procurement, construction and installation) foundation contract for the Hohe See offshore wind farm 90km north of the island of Borkum in the German North Sea.
The contract includes the design, engineering, procurement, fabrication and installation of 71 foundations consisting of a monopole and transition piece. The Hohe See offshore wind farm is owned by EnBW (Energie Baden-Württemberg).
DEME, the Belgian dredging, environmental and marine engineering group, said the new contract confirmed Germany as a key market for the company following its recent acquisition of the offshore assets and personnel from its former German partner Hochtief.
The Hohe See project covers an area of 40km2 in water depths of up to 39m. With a total capacity of 497MW, it is said to be currently the largest planned offshore wind farm in the German high seas.
The contract for the Hohe See project is with DEME subsidiary GeoSea.
Christopher Iwens, CEO of DEME’s German subsidiaries said, “The conclusion of this contract is a great achievement and consolidates the company’s presence in Germany.
“The Hohe See offshore wind project preparatory phase will be taken care of by our specialist teams located in our new offices in Bremen. In May 2015, DEME acquired the offshore assets and personnel of its former German partner Hochtief Offshore Solutions. The company is continuing its large recruitment campaign.”
He pointed to the company’s involvement in a series of other offshore wind farms in Germany – Nordsee One, Godewind, EnBW Baltic II, Borkum Riffgrund 1, Amrumbank, Alpha Ventus and Borkum West II.