CBED scores contract to support German duo

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 16/05/2022 CBED 

Following the completion of a contract with Ørsted on
Hornsea 2, CBED has been commissioned to support the DanTysk and Sandbank offshore wind farms in the German North Sea in June this year.

With the operations and maintenance service contract with DanTysk Sandbank Offshore Wind GmbH & Co. KG, a joint venture between Vattenfall Europe Windkraft GmbH and Stadtwerke München GmbH, CBED secures full activity until Q4 2022 for its walk-to-work service operation vessel, Wind Innovation.

Ahead of this, Wind Innovation is in the Port of Esbjerg for maintenance to get ready for what marks CBED’s individual project number 29 since 2008.

Daniel Alon, General Manager, CBED, commented: “Last time we worked with Vattenfall was in 2016, and we are happy to once again be working together, this time welcoming more than 60 people onboard our SOV, Wind Innovation. Last year, we reached 10,000 completed gangway operations on board Wind Innovation and our promise to Vattenfall is to put all our offshore experience into play and secure another successful offshore wind project. For this particular project, they will especially benefit from the adjustable pedestal on our gangway, allowing the flexibility of connecting to transition pieces of different heights on the two wind farms.”

The DanTysk offshore wind farm is located 70 km west of the island Sylt, and has been in operation since 2014. Sandbank offshore wind farm is located 90 km west of Sylt and has been in operation since 2017. With their 152 turbines combined, the offshore wind farms have a total capacity of 576 MW, enough to provide clean power to more than half a million homes.

During the project, CBED will use Port of Esbjerg, Denmark as base port for crew change and loading of fresh supplies.

In 2020 and 2021, CBED worked on projects to heighten energy performance onboard Wind Innovation. It claims that, by installing DESMI FQ converters on the main generator cooling pumps and engine room ventilation, as well as exploiting surplus heat from the main engines to heat the accommodation of Wind Innovation, 7% of total energy consumption has been saved.

The 288 MW
Sandbank project was put into operation in 2017 and is located 90 kilometres off the coast of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It features 72 Siemens SWT-4.0-130 turbines. The array generates enough electricity annually to meet the demands of 400,000 German households.

DanTysk is located approximately 20km from Sandbank and was fully commissioned in April 2015. It consists of 80 Siemens SWT-3.6-120 wind turbines and with a combined capacity of 288 MW it supplies up to 400,000 households annually.

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