The final turbine was installed on 22 October 2017 on the Wikinger offshore wind farm by Global Wind Service (GWS). The project began with GWS QA technicians on 25 December 2016, with installation technicians joining on New Year’s Eve.
Although installation has now been completed, GWS will stay on site to complete NCR, completion and 500-hour service checks on all 70 turbines. During the installation period over 140 GWS technicians have been working on the site to support the project.
Fred. Olsen related company Fred. Olsen Windcarrier provided the jack-up installation vessel, Brave Tern, for the installation. “Working with GWS, drawing on our joint experience from Global Tech I, we were able to deliver a great service to our client despite challenging weather conditions in the Baltic Sea,” said Fred. Olsen Windcarrier project manager, Alexandra Koefoed.
“The teamwork among both the GWS guys and the Fred. Olsen Windcarrier crew has been absolutely exceptional on this project, and I am really proud of the guys safe and thorough effort out there,” said Martin Udengaard, GWS project manager.
The Wikinger Offshore Wind Farm is located off the island of Rügen in the German exclusive economic zone (EEZ) consist of 70 Adwen AD 5-135 turbines with a total capacity of 350MW providing over 240.000 households with clean energy.