Ørsted Names Borssele 1 and 2 Contractors
Ørsted selects GeoSea for Borssele 1 & 2 foundation and turbine transport and installation.
Date 16 October 2018
Ørsted has signed contracts with Van Oord and GeoSea for the installation of wind farm Borssele 1 + 2. GeoSea installs the foundations and turbines. Van Oord is responsible for the installation of the cables. Borssele 1 + 2 has a capacity of 752 MW and is 23 kilometers from the coast of Zeeland (Westkappele). The construction of the wind farm is planned for 2020.
GeoSea (part of DEME) is contracted for the transport and installation of the 94 foundations and turbines of Borssele 1 + 2. GeoSea is responsible for the complete installation of the monopile foundations and for the delivery and installation of erosion protection. The water depths vary from 14 to 36 meters.
A2SEA (the turbine installation experts of GeoSea) supplies installation vessels for the transport and installation of the 94 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW turbines with a new large rotor of 167 meters.
Van Oord has been commissioned to transport, install and bury 94 inter-array cables with a total length of 167 kilometers. Van Oord will use its special cable-laying machine Nexus and trencher Dig-It to install and bury the cables to a depth of 2 meters.
Henrik Egholm, EPC director Borssele 1 + 2 of Ørsted: “The contracting of two very experienced and competent companies for the installation is an important step in the timely and safe realization of our Borssele project.” We are well on track with the preparation the construction of the wind farm in 2020. We are now entering into the more detailed planning phase with our contractors. “
Steven Engels, Director of the Netherlands and General Manager Western Europe for Ørsted: “Borssele 1 + 2 will be the largest offshore wind farm in the Netherlands, and will be the first Ørsted wind farm in the Netherlands, in this new tender market. important project together with a combination of regional, national and international companies. “
Jan Bekassen, business unit manager offshore renewables for GeoSea: “We are delighted that Ørsted GeoSea has chosen the largest offshore wind farm project in the Netherlands, and that this contract represents our leading position as a supplier of state-of-the-art, integrated solutions for the offshore wind industry We look forward to working with Ørsted and want to use our joint expertise to successfully realize this project. “
Arnoud Kuis, managing director of Van Oord Offshore Wind: “We are delighted that we have been contracted for Ørsted’s project, and projects such as Borssele 1 + 2 are essential to meet the increasing global demand for energy and to make offshore wind energy more competitive. as a renewable energy source, and we are proud to be part of this prominent project. “