Suppliers selected: Siemens has won an order for the supply, installation and commissioning of 60 SWT-6.0-154 turbines.
They are destined for the 385MW Arkona project, planned for a site in the Baltic Sea being developed by a consortium of E.on and Statoil, 35 kilometres north of Rugen.
The wind farm is expected online in 2019. Siemens and E.on will be jointly responsible for servicing the turbines for an initial two-year period.
E.on has contracted VBMS to install Arkona's inter-array cables. VBMS' scope of work comprises route engineering, surveying, a pre-lay grapnel run, trenching, termination and testing of the 65 cables. Survey activities are scheduled for 2016.
The developers have also contracted Van Oord to transport and install Arkona's 60 monopiles and transition pieces. Van Oord will deploy its heavy lift installation vessel, Svanen, with the installation works scheduled for 2017.
Arkona's 60 SWT-6.0-154 turbines will be installed from A2SEA's Sea Challenger jack-up vessel, with installation set to commence in summer 2018. 25-Apr-16
East Anglia One
Done deal: Siemens confirmed it will supply 102 SWT-7.0-154 turbines to ScottishPower Renewables' 714MW East Anglia One.
The contract also includes a 5-year service agreement. The 75-metre long blades will be fabricated in Siemens' new factory in Hull, while pre-assembly will take place in Great Yarmouth.
The first turbines will be installed in 2019, with the project set to be fully operational during 2020. Siemens was named preferred supplier for the project in June 2015.
From WPO Intelligence