CBED scores further work on German wind farms

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 13/09/2022 CBED

CBED announced a new project award for its Service Operations Vessel (SOV)
Wind Innovation at the Sandbank and DanTysk offshore wind farms. The project is owned by DanTysk Sandbank Offshore Wind GmbH & Co. KG, a joint venture between Vattenfall Europe Windkraft GmbH and Stadtwerke München GmbH and the vessel will be on site from Q1 to Q4 2023.  

It follows news four months ago in which CBED announced an Operations and Maintenance (O&M) service contract with DanTysk Sandbank Offshore Wind GmbH & Co. KG for the remainder of 2022.

For the scope of the procurement, DanTysk Sandbank Offshore Wind required a Walk-to-Work vessel which was equipped with DP2, gangway capabilities and which at the same time, met all technical and HS requirements.

For this specific project, the offshore operations will be supported by an adjustable pedestal gangway, allowing the flexibility of connecting Wind Innovation to transition pieces of different heights across the two involved wind farms. Wind Innovation can operate as low as 11,95 m (LAT) from the lowest operation level up to 26,45 m (HAT) from the highest operating level.

As also announced in connection with the project win in May 2022, CBED will use the Port of Esbjerg, Denmark as base port for crew change and loading of fresh supplies throughout the project period.

Daniel Alon, General Manager, CBED: "Following a positive project opening, we are excited to extend our collaboration and offer comfortable living onboard Wind Innovation for the service teams for a prolonged period. In fact, this new contract marks CBED’s 30th offshore wind assignment and also on this occasion we expect our joint operations to contribute to CBED’s collective and unparalleled offshore experience.”

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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