wpd selects Ballast Nedam and A2SEA as contractors for Baltic I and reserves long-lead items
wpd’s offshore project Baltic I (21x2,5 MW Nordex N90) 15km north of the island Darß in the German Baltic Sea is proceeding as planned towards the construction in 2009:
wpd has chosen Ballast Nedam as preferred contractor for the project’s foundations. Ballast Nedam will be responsible for the foundations’ design and supply as well as the installation with their heavy lifting vessel “Svanen”. An Agreement regarding time schedule and reservation of long-lead items has been signed last week. Construction is scheduled for the First of January 2009.
wpd has further selected A2SEA taking care of the installation of the 21 Nordex-turbines. A reservation agreement for A2SEA’s installation vessel has been signed last week. The vessel is available for the project as of First of July 2009.
“We have chosen very strong and experienced contractors with an excellent track record. After reserving long-lead items we now can concentrate on the details of the installation concept”, wpd’s Offshore managing director Achim Berge comments.
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wpd is a worldwide developer, sponsor and operator of renewable energy projects (with 1,600 MW installed in more than 1,000 wind power plants). From conception to technical realization. From a greenfield to a turnkey project. In Europe, but also in growing markets such as Asia, America and Australia. wpd is the leading developer of offshore wind farms with more than 10 projects in Europe.
Ballast Nedam is a leading-edge civil and marine engineering contractor with a long and successful track record in the construction of bridges and marine installations. Ballast Nedam’s know-how was used with resounding success in the design and construction of the Offshore Windpark Egmond aan Zee. Its heavy lift vessel Svanen was modified for fixing the foundation piles and installing the transition pieces. At Ballast Nedam, specialist design and construction know-how are combined with extensive in-house project development expertise. Currently the company is developing offshore wind farms in the Netherlands.
A2SEA is the leading supplier of construction services for the offshore wind energy market. Capabilities include foundation and turbine installation and other associated offshore work using Jack-Up barges with heavy lift capability and our unique leg suspended crane vessels. A2SEA also has a market leading position in providing turbine maintenance services. The head office and main support functions are in Fredericia/Denmark, but to be close to our main markets and customers we have established a presence with local subsidiaries in Germany and the UK.”