NSG Wind and Wilhelmsen Ship Management have won a contract to offer full technical maintenance solutions for TenneT’s offshore and onshore transformer stations, as well as its alternating current (AC) electricity transmission systems.
The project is expected to commence in 2018 and will run until until 2022.
Under the frame agreement, Wilhelmsen Ship Management will provide technical maintenance on components of the grid connection system, including the secondary and auxiliary systems.
Wilhelmsen Ship Management president and CEO Carl Schou said: “The collaboration between NSG Wind and Wilhelmsen Ship Management is a good combination of the best of both worlds.
“Under this arrangement, NSG Wind will provide its network and project management experience and Wilhelmsen Ship Management will provide the technical maintenance aspect of it. To be part of this huge step towards a sustainable future is momentous to us.”
NSG Wind CEO Dennis Jul Pedersen said: “The offshore wind market is moving from niche to being one of the leading sources of renewable energy.
“Securing this contract enables our companies to deliver services in accordance with the high demands of health and safety standards that TenneT expects.”
Wilhelmsen Ship Management will undertake several digital initiatives in the project, including structural inspections using drones and developing a 3D model of the transformer stations to improve diagnostic accuracy.
NSG Wind and Wilhelmsen Ship Management have been collaborating since NSG Wind was established in 2016.
NSG Wind is currently expanding its office and manpower in Hamburg in Germany.