Cadeler and Seaway 7 Share Ørsted Award for Gode Wind 3 and Borkum Riffgrund 3 WTG Installation
As previoisly reported today, Ørsted has awarded Seaway 7 as a preferred supplier of a WTG installation vessel.
We can now report that Cadeler A/S has also been chosen by Ørsted as a preferred supplier of a WTG installation vessel, an award that is connected to the same two wind farm projects, Gode Wind 3 and Borkum Riffgrund 3, located in the German North Sea.
The award to Cadeler covers the transport and installation of a minimum of 48 x 11MW turbines, which will be located adjacent to Ørsted’s existing offshore wind farms Borkum Riffgrund 1 and Borkum Riffgrund 2 and in the vicinity of Gode Wind 1 and 2.
For this project Cadeler will deploy its installation vessel Wind Osprey, which by the time the project is set to start, will have a new and upgraded main crane. Cadeler will replace and upgrade both main cranes on its two O-Class vessels, making them perfectly suited for this and similar projects. In their upgraded configuration, the O-Class vessels will continue to meet future client requirements.
The intention with this award is to sign a formal binding contract once the mandatory stand still period has expired. This is expected to be completed later this year.
Cadeler’s CEO, Mikkel Gleerup adds: “We are very pleased to partner with Ørsted on this project and to be awarded the preferred supplier status, as it demonstrates the competitiveness of our upgraded O-class vessels”.
Upon completion, the combined capacity of the wind farm at Gode Wind 3 and Borkum Riffgrund 3 will have a total capacity of more than 1 GW. The projects are expected to be fully commissioned in 2024 and 2025 respectively, subject to Ørsted’s final investment decision.
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