Ørsted Picks Semco Maritime for Substation Maintenance Work in Germany

Ørsted has awarded Semco Maritime with a one-year service contract for programmed preventive maintenance on the two offshore substations at the Borkum Riffgrund 1 and 2 wind farms offshore Germany.

Semco Maritime will perform maintenance work on the substations’ LV utilities and fire, safety, and structural systems.

The contract also includes upgrades to the helideck system on the Borkum Riffgrund 1 substation.

“We look forward to working with Ørsted and ensuring that the sustainable energy produced at sea is brought to shore as smoothly and efficiently as possible,” said Mads Iversholt, Director, Service Wind at Semco Maritime.

”At the same time, we are pleased to return to the two substations, which we know quite well from the construction of Borkum Riffgrund 1 and various installation, hook-up and commissioning activities at Borkum Riffgrund 2.”

The maintenance work will mainly be performed by teams from the Semco Maritime office in Norddeich, Germany.

The 312 MW Borkum Riffgrund 1 and the 450 MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 wind farms are located in the North Sea some 57 kilometres off the north-west coast of Germany.

The Borkum Riffgrund 1 is connected to TenneT’s DolWin1 offshore platform, and the Borkum Riffgrund 2 substation is delivering electricity to the DolWin3 offshore grid connection.

Photo: Semco Maritime