Njord Offshore and FRS Windcat secure Baltic wind farm charters

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 01/06/2022 EnBW

EnBW Offshore Services GmbH has chartered three Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) to support operations at its Baltic 1 and 2 offshore wind farms. FRS Windcat and Njord Offshore will supply the vessels that will be used to transfer the technicians and cargo to and from the offshore wind farms on a daily basis.

Njord Offshore will provide two CTVs with one each to be deployed on each of the wind farms. Both vessels will have a 12 passenger capacity. FRS Windcat will provide an 18 passenger vessel for the Baltic 2 project. The two vessels active on Baltic 2 will operate from Klintholm with the vessel active on Baltic 1 operating out of Barhöft.

The charters all commenced on 1 June 2022 and the two 12 passenger vessels are expected engaged until the end of September 2023. The 18 passenger vessel will server the Baltic 2 site until the end of March 2024. Extension option for up to two years are also available.

EnBW's 288 MW Baltic 2 offshore wind farm project consists of 80 Siemens SWT-3.6-120 wind turbines that have been supplying some 340,000 households with electricity since 2015. Located in German territorial waters with depths ranging from 23 to 44 metres, the wind farm is about 40 km east of Møns Klint.

EnBW Baltic 1 was the first commercial offshore wind park having started operations in 2011. It is situated 16 kilometres north of the Darss-Zingst peninsula and features 21 turbines with a combined capacity of 48.3 MW.

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