Ocean Breeze Energy has hired NDE Offshore to carry out annual inspections and maintenance activities at the Bard Offshore 1 wind farm in Germany, with the works scheduled to begin at the end of this month.
NDE Offshore, a Sweden-based provider of subsea services, will conduct a combined topside and subsea campaign for the first time, and will use the VOS Sugar vessel, which was christened yesterday in IJmuiden. The campaign will comprise underwater inspections, service and installation as well as inspection and service of the transition pieces.
David Malmberg, Sales and Marketing Manager at NDE Offshore, said: “This is the fifth year in a row that we are carrying out IRM services at BARD 1. We are very pleased to sign this contract, which not only extends our work scope, but also provides the client with a cost effective solution.”
Bard Offshore 1 is located 100 kilometers northwest of Borkum and comprises 80 wind turbines with a total capacity of 400MW.