Siemens receives record long-term service contract

Wednesday, 15 July, 2015 - 08:00

Siemens not only got the order to supply and install 67 wind turbines for Veja Mate offshore wind farm, but also a service contract for 15 years. This makes the deal the largest wind service order ever for Siemens in Germany.

Siemens will supply, install and commission 67 of its 6 MW direct drive wind turbines with a total capacity of 402 MW at the Veja Mate offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. Veja Mate Offshore Project GmbH, a company owned by Highland Group Holdings Ltd, Copenhagen Infrastructure II, a fund managed by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Siemens Financial Services, has now come to a final investment decision. This confirms the collaboration that started with a public signing at the EWEA Offshore trade show in Copenhagen in March. Also included is a 15-year service and maintenance agreement, representing the largest wind service order ever for Siemens in Germany and the second largest globally.

Siemens will provide an offshore service logistics concept, tailored specifically for far-shore projects such as Veja Mate that uses both helicopters and a service operation vessel (SOV). It will be the fifth SOV to be deployed by Siemens in European waters.

Veja Mate is located in the North Sea northwest of Borkum island 115 km off the shore. It will be installed at water depths ranging from 39 to 41 m. Grid access will be provided by BorWin2, a HVDC grid connection also built by Siemens.

Katharina Garus

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