REpower Appoints PMSS for 150MW Ormonde HSE Management Contract (Germany)

REpower Systems AG – one of the world’s leading turbine manufacturers and renewable energy consulting firm PMSS today announced that they have concluded an agreement for Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) management of the 150MW Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm.

Under the agreement, PMSS will provide REpower with a comprehensive custom HSE solution for the installation and commissioning of the wind turbines. This will include the provision of the Project HSE Manager, initially based from REpower’s Hamburg office and subsequently the onshore and offshore HSE Representatives for both Belfast & Barrow locations. PMSS are also to provide specialist advice on lifting operations and electrical control.

The advantage of having offices in Germany, England, Scotland and Northern Ireland place PMSS in an ideal geographic framework to deliver such solutions economically and effectively.

The Ormonde project, owned by Vattenfall AB is located approximately 10km from the coast of Barrow-in-Furness and features 30 REpower 5M offshore wind turbines, in water depths between 17 and 30m, and with a total project capacity of 150MW is REpower’s largest project to date.

Norbert Giese, Senior Vice President, Business Unit Offshore at REpower commented:

“We are delighted that we have found a very experienced partner regarding HSE topics in the UK for our first major offshore wind project in Britain. Now we aim at implementing these 150 MW successfully together in the Irish Sea.”

Martin Huss, Managing Director of PMSS Deutsche Wind Consult commented:

“I am delighted that PMSS has been selected to provide our services and experience to REpower, which mirrors the increasing demand for hands-on expertise gained through more than 12 years working in and with the offshore wind industry. Our recently opened Hamburg office has been very well received by all major players in Germany.”


Source: pmss, December 16, 2010