FairWind finishes Borssele 1&2 transition piece work

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 FairWind has completed its work preparing 59 transition pieces for Bladt Industries at Aalborg Harbour in Denmark. The transition pieces are heading for the Borssele 1&2 offshore wind farm.

The project scope covered full electrical installation. This included mounting circuit breakers, lights, cabling, filling high voltage switchgear with liquid air, and all other electrical components. The company stated that it was the largest electric and high voltage project in its history. Each monopile weighs approximately 390 tonnes, with a diameter of up to 6.0 m and a length of 26 m.

Installation is progressing at the
Borssele 1&2 offshore wind farm, off the Dutch coast, with foundations and array cables being installed. Turbine installation is expected to commence in April. Ørsted won rights to the Borssele 1&2 site in July 2016, with an average bid strike price, excluding transmission costs, of EUR 72.70/MWh for the first 15 years of the project's operation.

The project will consist of 94 Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
SG 8.0-167 DD turbines, with a combined capacity of 752 MW. It is located 23 km off the coast of Zeeland (Westkappele), and is expected to provide power to over 500,000 households once completed. The project should be fully commissioned by the end of the year.

Currently FairWind is planning to continue such operations with another project for Bladt, this time preparing 135 transition Pieces in Aalborg to be used at the
Hornsea Two offshore wind farm in the United Kingdom. Once built, Ørsted’s 1.4 GW Hornsea Two will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world. It will be capable of providing clean energy to over 1.3 million homes.

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