Ørsted announced the suppliers for the monopiles and transition pieces for the 752 MW offshore wind farm Borssele 1+2. Sif and EEW SPC received the contract for the delivery of half of the 94 monopile foundations for the Siemens Gamesa 8 MW turbines while Danish Bladt Industries and EEW OSB will deliver 35 transition pieces, as announced ealier. The other 24 transition pieces will be contracted later this year.
Henrik Egholm, EPC Director Borssele 1+2 for Ørsted: “With Sif, EEW, OSB and Bladt we have a strong mix of local and international suppliers. We are very pleased to work for the first time with SIF, as it is a competent and experienced Dutch supplier.”
Steven Engels, General Manager Continental Western Europe for Ørsted: “It is great to see that our Borssele project is right on schedule. With these contracts for the foundations we’ve finished the procurement process for the main, large contracts. We’ve contracted the suppliers for foundations, turbines, cables, installation of all components and we also have an O&M base. Now we are heading into a new phase of the project: component fabrication and later offshore construction.”
Richard Jongen, Commercial Manager Wind Sif: “This is the first time Sif is going to manufacture the offshore foundations for a wind project on behalf of Ørsted. With our new assembly facility and state-of-the-art deep-sea quay on Maasvlakte II (Port of Rotterdam), Sif is ideally located and perfectly equipped to efficiently produce and deliver the monopile foundations. Sif is very pleased to contribute to a successful offshore wind project off the Dutch coast such as Borssele 1+2.”
Heiko Mützelburg, Managing Director/CEO at EEW SPC: “With this order we are off to a good start in 2019. In addition, with the Dutch offshore wind project Borssele 1 & 2 we are able to deliver from EEW OSB outside the UK for the first time. We again thank Ørsted for the trustful relationship we built up in the past”.
Lars Bender, Vice President, Head of Commercial & Sales, Bladt Industries: “We have worked closely together with Ørsted for the last decade on fabrication of foundations and substations. We highly appreciate the cooperation and partnership with Ørsted – and we are very happy to continue our close cooperation on Ørsted’s first project in the Netherlands.”