Recently DEME Offshore’s installation vessel ‘Sea Installer’ successfully completed the installation of 102 Siemens Gamesa 7 MW turbines at the East Anglia ONE Offshore Wind Farm, located 43 km off the Suffolk coast.
At East Anglia ONE, DEME Offshore was working directly for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. Turbine installation started in June 2019. During the winter period both ‘Sea Installer’ and ‘Sea Challenger’ were deployed on the project to optimise the installation progress, following severe weather conditions during autumn and winter.
Michael Glavind, Business Unit Director DEME Offshore comments: “We are very proud of our crews and project team for achieving this major milestone at one of the world’s largest wind farms under construction. Together with the developer Scottish Power and our client Siemens Gamesa, we navigated through the COVID-19 challenges and successfully maintained operations, with the last turbine safely and successfully installed. A truly exceptional achievement of everyone involved. We look forward to continue our excellent partnership with Siemens Gamesa on future wind farm projects.”
East Anglia ONE is the wind farm where DEME Offshore achieved a remarkable milestone in January 2020, when turbine number 2,200 was installed. With now well over 2,200 turbines installed, DEME Offshore continues to grow an unmatched track record in wind turbine installation.
‘Sea Installer’ will now set sail to the Borssele 1 & 2 wind farm in the Netherlands, joining offshore installation vessel ‘Sea Challenger’, for the installation of 94 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW turbines.