Completing an extensive contract with Ørsted on the world’s largest wind farm, Hornsea Two, CBED will move on to a new project on the DanTysk and Sandbank offshore wind farms in the German North Sea in June this year.
With the operations and maintenance service contract with DanTysk Sandbank Offshore Wind GmbH & Co. KG, a joint venture between Vattenfall Europe Windkraft GmbH and Stadtwerke München GmbH., CBED secures full activity until Q4 2022 for its walk-to-work service operation vessel, Wind Innovation.
Ahead of this, Wind Innovation is in Port of Esbjerg for maintenance to get ready for what marks CBED’s individual project number 29 since 2008.
Daniel Alon, General Manager, CBED:
“Last time we worked with Vattenfall was in 2016, and we are happy to once again be working together, this time welcoming more than 60 people onboard our SOV, Wind Innovation. Last year, we reached 10,000 completed gangway operations on board Wind Innovation and our promise to Vattenfall is to put all our offshore experience into play and secure another successful offshore wind project. For this particular project, they will especially benefit from the adjustable pedestal on our gangway, allowing the flexibility of connecting to transition pieces of different heights on the two wind farms.”
Clean power to half a million homes
DanTysk offshore wind farm is located 70 km west of the island Sylt and has been in operation since 2014. Sandbank offshore wind farm is located 90 km west of Sylt and has been in operation since 2017. With their 152 turbines combined, the offshore wind farms have a total capacity of 576 MW, enough to provide clean power to more than half a million homes.
During the project, CBED will use Port of Esbjerg, Denmark as base port for crew change and loading of fresh supplies.
Achieving energy efficiency in offshore wind
During 2020 and 2021, CBED has worked on projects to heighten energy performance on board Wind Innovation, and with encouraging results already.
By installing DESMI FQ converters on the main generator cooling pumps and engine room ventilation, as well as exploiting surplus heat from the main engines to heat the accommodation of Wind Innovation, 7% of total energy consumption has been saved.