The Blue Tern vessel, built by Keppel, installing offshore wind turbines

Blue Tern Swoops On German Offshore Wind Farm

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up vessel Blue Tern has been contracted to finish installing the remaining eleven Senvion 6.2M152 turbines on the Trianel Windpark Borkum II (TWB II) in the German North Sea.

Blue Tern, built by Keppel; Image source: Fred. Olsen Windcarrier /Mineev Aleksandr
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier /Mineev Aleksandr

Blue Tern will replace Jan De Nul’s Taillevent on TWB II as this jack-up is reportedly on its way to start a project in Taiwan.

“We are looking forward to working with our new client and to get the chance to support the finalisation of the Trianel wind farm with our jack-up vessel Blue Tern,” said Kristina Pind Løvgren, Head of Nautical, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier.

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s related company, Global Wind Service, has been contracted for the installation and completion contract of all 32 turbines on TWB II.

”Blue Tern is ideal for this project due to her capacity. Our related company, Global Wind Service, is already on the project and delivers technicians, QA and Site Management for the installation and mechanical completion of the turbines. We look forward to providing our best efforts to deliver precise marine operations to the TWB II project together with them,” Pind Løvgren said.

The 200MW TWBII wind farm will be equipped with 32 Senvion 6.2M152 wind turbines installed on monopile foundations some 45 kilometres off the northern coast of Borkum Island.

Klaus Horstick, Commercial Director of Trianel Windkraftwerk Borkum II GmbH & KG, said: “We are pleased to continue the good cooperation with the installation crew of Global Wind Service. With the new jack-up vessel, Blue Tern, on the project we are confident to complete the offshore wind farm quickly, if the weather cooperates.”

Companies involved in the project are EWE AG with a share of 37.5% and a joint venture of the power utility of the city of Zurich with 24.51%. The municipal utilities cooperation Trianel, along with 17 municipal utilities from Germany, holds a share of 37.99%.