Iv-Oil & Gas Working on Borkum Riffgrund 2 OSS

HSM Offshore has awarded Iv-Oil & Gas the engineering and procurement of the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore substation.

Iv-Oil & Gas is handling the detailed engineering and procurement of the utility systems for the topside, while Iv-Consult is producing the shop drawings for both jacket and topside.

The platform, which consists of a 2,500-tonne topside and a 1,700-tonne jacket, will be installed in the south-eastern part of the North Sea, approximately 38 kilometres off the German island of Borkum.

The offshore substation is expected to be fully commissioned in 2019.

Once operational, the platform will collect and transform the energy generated by the 450MW offshore wind farm. The high voltage current will then be exported to the DolWin alpha HVDC Converter Platform via 30-kilometre long export cables.

On 27 February, HSM Offshore signed another deal for the substation. Namely, it appointed Heinen & Hopman to fabricate and install the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system for the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore substation.

Last year, DONG Energy, the wind farm developer, awarded a contract to Heerema Marine Contractors for the transport and installation of the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore substation.