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Veja Mate contract awarded


Leading turbine installation company Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has been awarded the contract for the transport and installation of 67 Siemens 6MW wind turbines at the veja Mate 400MW wind farm – construction is expected to start in early 2017.


LOCATION


Veja Mate is located 129 kilometres offshore in the German exclusive economic zone (EEZ), in close proximity to BARD Offshore 1 where Fred. Olsen Windcarrier installed the final 14 turbines in 2013.


EXPERIENCE


Building on the successful track record of the company’s specialist jack-up vessels Bold Tern and Brave Tern, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier offers Siemens extensive experience in the German market – where the company has been responsible for installing around 50 per cent of all wind turbine generators (WTGs).


The company has un-rivalled experience in this market having also installed 75 towers and nacelles and 22 rotor stars of the total 80 AREVA 5MW WTGs on the Global Tech I windfarm last year. Prior to that, the Bold Tern installed 30 Siemens SWT-3.6-120 turbines for EWE’s Riffgat wind farm – the first project assigned to the vessel after the company took delivery from the shipyard in 2013.


SOUTHERN NORTH SEA OPPORTUNITIES


It plans to bring this extensive experience in the southern North Sea back the UK where the company has already installed two met masts on the Round 3 Dogger Bank site


and completed a number of operations and maintenance projects as well as extensive and on-going service contracts with the company's fleet of class leading crew transfer vessels.


GLOBAL WIND SERVICE


Its sister company, Global Wind Service, has provided technical manpower on almost all UK offshore wind projects, in addition to their extensive onshore wind


Martin Degen, Commercial Manager for Fred. Olsen Windcarrier said: “We are delighted that we will be working on the Veja Mate project, building on our unprecedented experience constructing the world’s most advanced offshore wind farms in Germany and building on our excellent relationship with Siemens.”


Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has built a reputation for forward-thinking, responsive and flexible approaches and has installed some of the largest wind turbines in Europe.


COST REDUCTION FOCUS WITH SAFETY KEY


It has responded to industry demands to drive down costs and installation time without sacrificing efficiency. Flexibility is key to meeting its clients’ needs with best- value projects.


In April, Bold Tern celebrated 500 days without a Lost Time Injury (LTI) in a total exposure of more than 600,000 hours on projects from the Alstom Haliade test turbine on Belwind in Belgium, the Global Tech I project and the ongoing Butendiek engagement.


Through a combined effort between the marine crew, installation technicians and client representatives, the Bold Tern has demonstrated a high commitment to safety.


contracts – the company employs around 120 permanent technicians working from its Lowestoft office.


CURRENT CONTRACT


Currently, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s Bold Tern is in the German Bight, west of Sylt, at the €1.3 billion 288MW Butendiek wind farm where more than half of the 80 3.5MW turbines have been installed.


Fred. Olsen Windcarrier launched the 'Think First. Act Safely' campaign in Q4 2014 promoting risk awareness and observation techniques, which has contributed to this achievement.


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