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Turbine installation completed on Race Bank

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On 18 December 2017, A2SEA’s SEA INSTALLER and crew helped complete the installation of 91 Siemens 6MW turbines on the 573MW Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm for Ørsted.

“I am very proud to announce that SEA INSTALLER and crew together with our clients and good colleagues from Ørsted and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy have now finalised the installa-tion of the 91 turbines on Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm. We would like to send a special thanks and congratulations to the entire team behind the operation for a smooth project execution as well as an outstanding safety performance,” says Michael Glavind, CEO at A2SEA.

On board the vessel, both Masters are also very satisfied: “Race Bank has been a very interesting project. We have been challenged by different soil conditions and challenging seabed contours. At the same time, we have encountered the sticky clay below the seabed surface followed by deeper penetration and prolonged preload. However, the experienced team on board the vessel as well as our competent colleagues from Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and Ørsted have managed to overcome the problems and not for once had to reposition or been unable to install the WTG from the jack-up positon.”

The Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm is owned by Ørsted (50%), Macquarie European Infrastruc-ture Fund 5 (25%), Macquarie Capital (12.5%) and Sumitomo Corporation (12.5%) and is situated 17 miles off Blakeney Point of the North Norfolk coast. When fully commissioned by 2018, the Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm will provide well over 500,000 UK homes with renewable energy.

For additional information, please contact
Mette Jørvad, Director, Head of Communication & Marketing, A2SEA, D: +45 52 139 447