Deutsche Bucht achieves full completion

In: Windfarms
Northland Power Inc. has confirmed that the 252 MW Deutsche Bucht offshore wind project achieved full completion on 31 March 2020.

The 31 turbines were installed on monopile foundations at a water depth of approximately 40m. The foundations, which consist of a monopile and transition piece, were installed using Seajack's latest jack-up vessel
Scylla. Van Oord's jack-up installation vessel Aeolus was deployed for the transport and installation of the wind turbines. As the Balance of Plant contractor, Van Oord was also responsible for the design, engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the foundations, inter array cables and offshore substation.

All 31 turbines have been generating power since the end of September 2019 and to date, have generated over €130 million of pre-completion revenues. Final completion marks the official end of construction and the start of the operational phase of the project, and also signifies that the terms required to satisfy the project lenders for term conversion have been achieved.

“Achieving this milestone is the culmination of the efforts and dedication put forth by our project team to see the project through to completion,”
said Mike Crawley, Northland’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “The successful completion of our third offshore wind farm solidifies Northland’s position as a global player in offshore wind development and underscores our ability to deliver large‐scale sustainable energy infrastructure projects that create long‐term value for shareholders.”

Deutsche Bucht is 100% owned by Northland and is expected to produce an annual output of approximately 1.0 billion kilowatt hours of electricity. It is expected to serve the power needs of approximately 300,000 German households while saving nearly 700,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year. The project will be serviced using the Albert Betz Service Operation Vessel (SOV) operated ESVAGT on behalf of MHI Vestas.

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