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SEA INSTALLER installs first turbine on Borkum Riffgrund 1

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On 25 October 2014, SEA INSTALLER installed the first turbine on DONG Energy’s first German offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 1. Everything went according to plan.

The first turbine out of the 78 Siemens 3,6MW turbines was installed safely on 25 October by the ex-perienced crew on board SEA INSTALLER. For the next months, the vessel will install the turbines being shipped from Esbjerg in Denmark. SEA INSTALLER is able to carry eight turbines at a time.

”Installation of the first turbine went according to plan. Together with the project teams from Siemens Wind Power and DONG Energy, and the experienced crew on board SEA INSTALLER, the first turbine on the German project was installed safely and efficiently. Now we hope for good weather to install the rest,” says Jan Riisgaard, Master on board SEA INSTALLER.

Borkum Riffgrund 1 is owned by DONG Energy (50%), Kirkbi (32%) and William Demant (18%). The wind farm has a total capacity of 312 MW and is situated 37 km north of the island Borkum in the German part of the North Sea. The wind farm is expected to be fully commissioned in the first half of 2015 and will provide approx. 320,000 households with renewable power.

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For additional information, please contact
Mette Jørvad, Senior Manager, Communication, D: +45 76 204 747, M: +45 52 139 447