A2SEA signs agreement for offshore wind farm

Monday, 16 July, 2012 - 14:30

A2SEA and RWE npower renewables have signed a contract for the installation of an offshore wind farm off the coast of North Wales. From spring 2013 A2SEA will provide their specialist jack-ups Sea Jack and Sea Worker to install 160 Siemens 3.6 MW turbines on RWE’s Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm. Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm will provide 400,000 householdswith renewable power by 2014.

”We have presented a vessel solution which is robust and tested thoroughly through our extensive experience within the offshore wind industry. The vessel solution secures optimum discharge and logistics from the load-out port,” says Jens Frederik Hansen, CEO, A2SEA. RWE npower renewables’ Gwynt y Môr Project Director, Toby Edmonds says: “This contract with A2SEA will ensure Gwynt y Môr remains on schedule to deliver clean green energy from 2013.”

These vessels will work in conjunction with the Seabreeze class construction vessel, Friedrich Ernestine of RWE npower renewables, that will install wind turbine foundations in 2012/2013. According to Toby Edmonds, the first completed turbine will begin generating electricity in 2013.

Katharina Ertmer

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