Deutsche WindGuard completes inspections at Global Tech I

Deutsche WindGuard Inspection has now completed recurring inspections on 30 wind turbines at the Global Tech I wind farm in the German North Sea.

The contracted scope of services at this wind farm located around 180 kilometres northwest of Bremerhaven, Germany, comprised the inspection of tower and nacelle in accordance with the Standard Design of the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH).

“We are pleased that Global Tech I Offshore Wind GmbH counts on our expertise and has commissioned us with the inspection of the technical condition and safety equipment,”
said Jan Wallasch, Managing Director of Deutsche WindGuard Inspection, “with the highest level of thoroughness, our experienced offshore experts carefully inspected this year’s inspection scope of 30 turbines and also checked the monitoring and maintenance documentation. For this purpose, the team was stationed on board of the REM Inspector service vessel directly in the wind farm for four weeks in June.”

“The working environment in the offshore wind farm is very dynamic because of sudden weather changes, among other things,”
noted Frederik Modes, Head of Operations & Maintenance Wind Turbines Global Tech I Offshore Wind GmbH, “we are pleased that with Deutsche WindGuard we have an inspection body that combines high quality of work and expertise with an agile and pragmatic way of working.”

“With its 80 Adwen AD 5-116 turbines and a total output of 400 megawatts, Global Tech I is one of our most important references in the field of offshore inspections,”
Leif Rehfeldt, Head of Business Development, commented. “During this year's inspection campaign, Deutsche WindGuard Inspection, as an independent type A inspection body accredited in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17020:2012, once again demonstrated its expertise and performance capability and recommended its services for further offshore assignments.”

Global Tech I is one of the first offshore wind farms to be built in the German North Sea. The roughly 41 km2 array is located approximately 140 km northwest of Emden in the German Exclusive Economic Zone. It is comprised of 80 AD 5-116 turbines, each with a capacity of 5 MW, mounted on tripod foundations. The project has an installed total capacity of 400 MW and provides power for up to 445,000 households annually. It was officially put into commission late summer 2015. The project achieved an annual utilisation rate of 42.8% in 2019.

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