Nordsee Ost Gets DNV GL’s Stamp of Approval

DNV GL has awarded innogy SE the project certificate for its 295MW Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm at this year’s WindEnergy Hamburg exhibition.

The certification was carried out according to the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH – Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie) standard, and covers all stages of the project development from design planning to commissioning.

Project certification of wind farms is mandatory in Germany, and is specified by the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency. The certification of Nordsee Ost was carried out according the standard defined by the BSH 7005 edition 2007 and covers the wind farm’s 48 6MW Senvion turbines and the offshore substation.

“At the time when we started the development of the Nordsee Ost, DNV GL was the only partner capable of meeting German regulatory requirements for offshore project certification. Their flexibility and cross-industry experience ensured that we had a partner on our side that provided the required technical know-how and experience from one hand, to ensure our first offshore wind project in the German North Sea was successfully implemented,” said Paul Cowling, Director of Wind Offshore at innogy SE, the number three company worldwide in offshore wind by installed capacity as of March 2016.

Located north of the island of Heligoland in the German North Sea, the Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm is a one of the first offshore wind farms to be awarded with a full project certificate in Germany, DNV GL says.

“As the leading certification body for offshore wind farms in Germany, DNV GL is proud to have helped innogy successfully complete this project,” said Jonathan Faas, Nordsee Ost Project Manager at DNV GL – Energy.