Borkum West II offshore wind farm construction completed

6 August 2014 (Last Updated August 6th, 2014 18:30)

Construction of the Phase one of the 200MW Borkum West II offshore wind farm has been completed with lender's technical advisor support from SgurrEnergy in the German North Sea.

Offshore wind farm

Construction of phase one of the 200MW Borkum West II offshore wind farm has been completed with lender's technical advisor support from SgurrEnergy in the German North Sea.

Located around 45km north of the island of Borkum, the last of the 40 wind turbines was successfully installed during June 2014 and the project will now move into the commissioning phase.

SgurrEnergy is advising Trianel Windfraftwerk Borkum (TWB) on the project and will continue to advise during the commissioning phase of the project, which is planned to be completed in early 2015.

The company served as technical advisor, monitoring operations and providing monthly reports on progress and budget reviews.

The project is being developed, constructed and operated by Trianel Windfraftwerk Borkum (TWB), a company owned by 34 municipal utilities from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

Th development is the first full-scale commercial project to use the AREVA M5000 wind turbine, and will generate 750GW annually once operational.

"SgurrEnergy's construction monitoring services have been very important in supporting the Borkum West project through the construction phase."

TWB managing director Manuel Eck said: "We have enjoyed working closely with SgurrEnergy's team, who have been involved in the project as early as 2009, where they helped progress the development to a financial close.

"More recently, SgurrEnergy's construction monitoring services have been very important in supporting the Borkum West project through the construction phase and we will continue to work closely with them while bringing the wind farm into operation."

SgurrEnergy project manager Andrew Cole, said: "SgurrEnergy has been involved in this landmark project for around five years and it's fantastic to see it reach this construction milestone and take another successful step towards completion.

"We extend our congratulations to all at TWB and look forward to working together through the final stages of commissioning and into project operation."


Image: SgurrEnergy supports Borkum West II offshore wind farm to construction completion. Photo: courtesy of SgurrEnergy.

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