Deutsche Windtechnik wins major component contract at Prinses Amalia

Eneco has commissioned Deutsche Windtechnik to perform major component exchanges at the Prinses Amalia offshore wind project. It covers a period of five years, starting in August.

The contract covers the deployment of skilled personnel and the specific tooling and equipment needed to carry out exchanges of major components. During the coming five years, up until the end of the designed lifetime, campaigns will be carried out once or twice a year using a jack-up vessel to replace multiple large components, including gearboxes and generators but also rotor blades if needed. The first deployment is scheduled for mid-August 2022.

Furthermore, the service company will be in charge of supplying the required tools such as lifting frames, taglines and general equipment. Deutsche Windtechnik is responsible for all phases of the project, including the preparation of the major component exchange at sea, dismantling of the old component and installation of the new component, the testing phase and the reporting.

“One of the Vestas V80-WTGs needs to have one of its rotor blades replaced on short notice. Deutsche Windtechnik will perform this and all potential future exchanges by providing an expert team composed of a project lead, specially trained service technicians, a banksman and supervisor,”
said Geert Timmers, Managing Director of Deutsche Windtechnik B.V.

“The ability to execute high-quality, cost-efficient main component exchanges is key for Eneco to achieve optimal performance of our wind farms. With Deutsche Windtechnik, we bring in additional experience and a company with a proven track record,”
said Koen Vos, Asset Manager for Prinses Amaliawindpark at Eneco.

The Prinses Amalia is located approximately 23 km west of Egmond aan Zee, in the North Sea. It consists of 60 Vestas
V80-2.0MW wind turbines and a total capacity of 120 MW. The wind turbines are mounted on steel monopile foundations, in water depths ranging between 19 to 24m.

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