SeaRenergy and SMC Stay with Veja Mate

SeaRenergy and Specialist Marine Consultants (SMC) have been awarded with a contract for offshore support services on the 402MW Veja Mate offshore wind farm in the German part of the North Sea.

Source: Veja Mate Offshore Project

The services started on 01 November with the preparation of the foundations and transition pieces for the installation of the towers and turbines, and has an initial term of 150 days.

“After provision of Client Representation services during foundation installation, provision and installation of the cardinal buoys as well as Marine Coordination during the complete installation, we are pleased that Veja Mate also awarded us with this contract”, said the Managing Directors of SMC, Ian Coates, and SeaRenergy, Benjamin Vordemfelde.

The scope of work includes full project management including HSE, QA and technical management, as well as full marine logistics for the duration of contract.

The two companies will also be in charge of cleaning offshore structures and monitoring the rate of marine growth on offshore structures.

The contract also includes carrying out technical inspections and reports; checking, maintaining and replacing any damaged items on the offshore structures; assistance with the maintenance of the offshore substation; and transfer of project personnel from the harbour to the worksite.

Tonni Bager, Installation Package Manager at Veja Mate said: “SeaRenergy and SMC have been a great support for Veja Mate from the very start of the project and we are happy that we can continue our cooperation during the next phase of the project.”

Veja Mate is a EUR 1.9 billion project owned by the Highland Group Holdings Ltd, Siemens Financial Services and CI II managed by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners.

The wind farm will feature 67 Siemens 6MW wind turbines and is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2017.