Ordtek secures UXO framework agreement with TenneT

In: Windfarms
TenneT has awarded a three-year, plus extension, Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) framework agreement to Norfolk-based company, Ordtek Limited. Ordtek will be providing UXO consultancy services and client representation ahead of offshore power cable and platform installation operations in the German Bight.

The German Bight is a major area of development in the offshore wind market with this contract award covering a number of different developments, including
DolWin5 which is the first offshore grid connection system connecting the wind turbines directly to the offshore converter platform, eliminating the need for substations.

TenneT currently operates a total of twelve offshore grid connection systems for the transmission of wind energy from the German North Sea to land. It now delivers a total capacity of 7,132 MW of offshore wind energy.  By the end of 2019, TenneT exceeded the German government’s 2020 6.5 GW expansion target for sustainable North Sea and Baltic Sea wind power.

The transition system operator aims to reach an offshore wind transmission capacity of 10 GW by 2025. After 2025, TenneT plans to develop more than 6.5 GW of transmission capacity, to be installed by 2030 in order to meet the government's new target. Its has planned an annual investment between €4-5 billion to support Germany's energy transition.

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