Blue Water Port Services Working with Siemens Renewable Energy
Blue Water Port Services is involved in two projects for Siemens Renewable Energy. The first project is Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind, consisting of two 6 MW wind turbines to be installed 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach, USA, and is the nation’s second offshore wind farm. The second project is Borssele Wind Farm 1 and 2, where 94 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW wind turbines will be installed 14 miles off the coast of the Dutch province Zeeland.
The first installation vessel ”Sea Challenger” was loaded for departure to Holland in early April, and this project will run for the entire summer. Borssele is the first project for which Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy will be shipping their new B-81 blade forming part of Siemens Gamesa’s 8 MW turbine. Handling of the blades is performed by Blue Water using newly developed handling equipment from Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.
The second vessel “Coastal Virginia” left Esbjerg shortly before Easter and is now well under way across the Atlantic to the destination in Virginia, USA.