Senvion secures contract from Innogy for German offshore wind farm

20 December 2018 (Last Updated December 20th, 2018 11:47)

Global manufacturer of onshore and offshore wind turbines Senvion has secured a four-year service contract from Innogy for its 295MW German offshore wind farm Nordsee Ost.

Global manufacturer of onshore and offshore wind turbines Senvion has secured a four-year service contract from Innogy for its 295MW German offshore wind farm Nordsee Ost.

Nordsee Ost is equipped with 48 wind turbines, and Senvion has been responsible for the service of these turbines since their installation in 2014.

The new service contract, which has been executed ahead of schedule, includes the realisation of new service concepts, such as joint service teams and sea-based services.

Senvion executive director and CSO David Hardy said: “Nordsee Ost is a challenging offshore project in which Senvion developed many innovative service solutions during its first years of operation we are very proud that Innogy continues their trust in our service maintenance team and has awarded us a follow-up contract ahead of time.

“We believe it demonstrates the capability of Senvion’s service team to provide best-in-class solutions in the best interest of our customers. We want to thank Innogy for their trust and are looking forward to continuing our cooperation together these next four years.”

"A proactive and forward-looking maintenance approach is a key requirement for ensuring cost-effective operations throughout the entire lifecycle of our Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm."

Located around 30km north of Heligoland, Nordsee Ost German offshore wind farm is completely owned by Innogy.

Each turbine in the farm has an installed capacity of 6.15MW and a total height of around 160m from sea level to the tip of the blade.

Innogy offshore wind farm Nordsee Ost general manager Karina Würtz said: “A proactive and forward-looking maintenance approach is a key requirement for ensuring cost-effective operations throughout the entire lifecycle of our Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm.

“The new service contract gives both parties planning security for the upcoming years.

The implementation of new service concepts and encouraging the exchange between our technicians and the Senvion experts will ensure in the upcoming years a high level of operational reliability and availability of the turbines.”