EDS HV supports Kriegers Flak commissioning

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 23/11/2021 EDS HV
EDS HV Group, part of James Fisher Renewables, has supported commissioning works at Vattenfall's Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm off the Danish coast.

The company provided high voltage safety management as well as managing the entire high voltage commissioning process, ensuring that safe energisation was completed on schedule.

Kriegers Flak wind farm is now fully operational after successful testing and certification work was completed.  It was officially inaugurated by HRH the Crown Prince at a reception on September 6th at Geocenter Møns Klint, which offers views of the wind farm. 

David Orr, commissioning projects business manager, EDS HV Group said: “We are extremely proud to have played such a critical role at Kriegers Flak. Delivering this work project during the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic was extremely challenging, restrictions were changing almost daily, and we had to adapt and find solutions quickly. The EDS team on the project had to be very flexible, travelling over a number of days to get to and from site and extending their normal shift patterns. Our successful delivery on this project is a credit to them.”

Wayne Mulhall, managing director, EDS HV Group said: “At such a critical phase of the wind farm lifecycle Vattenfall can’t afford to take any chances and need to know that its wind farm is in safe hands. Our role is to be the eyes and ears for the commissioning manager, helping to bring an asset online and getting it generating clean green energy. As Kriegers Flak reaches this important landmark, we are pleased to have once again supported Vattenfall on their journey, especially during such challenging times.”

The Vattenfall-owned site, located between 15 and 40 km off the east coast of Denmark features 72 Siemens Gamesa SG 8.0-167 DD wind turbines. Vattenfall secured rights to the 604.8 MW Kriegers Flak project in November 2016, with a winning bid of EUR 49.9 per MWh. Kriegers Flak is expected to provide enough power to cover the annual electricity consumption of approximately 600,000 Danish households.

During the installation phase, the turbines were preassembled and shipped out of the Port of Roenne situated on the Baltic Sea island of Bornholm. The array will be serviced out of Vattenfall’s new service facility at the Port of Klintholm, approximately 100 kilometres south of the Danish capital Copenhagen.