RWE Looks for Offshore Wind Farm Foundation Developer (Germany)

RWE Looks for Offshore Wind Farm Foundation Developer (Germany)

Essen based renewable energy developer, RWE Innogy​, is looking for a contractor to design, fabricate and supply up to 54 foundations for Innogy Nordsee 1 offshore wind farm.

The contractor will deliver at least 44 and maximum 54 certifiable foundations.

Each foundation will consists of four piles, a substructure (jacket) and a transition piece.

Contractor will deliver the certified basic design for the 54 standard braced steelwork jacket sub-structure and its associated four steelwork pile foundations per jacket.

This basic design will be an integral part of the contract.

Alternatively, the contractor is entitled to develop foundations with own certified / certifiable (basic and detailed) design in existing time frame.

Further options:

1. Delivery of foundations to base harbour Bremerhaven including unloading of the foundations. The base harbour could be changed during tender phase or after contract award;

2. Delivery of foundations to the Offshore-Windpark Innogy Nordsee 1 (work site);

3. Installation of foundations by RWE´s vessel and contractor´s own crew. The contracting entity reserves the right to change the named options and/or their scope.

The project is due to start start on 27.9.2012, and it’s expected to be completed by 31.12.2014.

About Innogy Nordsee 1:

Innogy Nordsee 1 is the largest single project RWE has undertaken so far in the area of renewables. With an anticipated 996 megawatts capacity this wind farm to be built 40 kilometres north of the North Sea island of Juist will be the largest offshore wind farm off the German coast and one of the largest worldwide.

Site tests suggest that it can run at just under 4,000 full-load hours and can therefore supply a total of approx. 3.8 terawatt hours of electricity per year. This quantity is enough to supply electricity to at least one million households.

About RWE Innogy:

RWE Innogy is RWE’s subsidiary for renewable energies. Founded in February 2008, RWE Innogy pools the activities of the Group in this area. RWE Innogy invests around one billion Euro each year in the development of renewable energy technology in Europe.  Approximately 70% of these funds is used for the development of onshore and offshore wind farms.


Offshore WIND staff, December 16, 2011; Image: rwe