Ørsted Picks Temporary Staff Supplier for German Offshore Wind Farms

Ørsted has awarded ERSG with a contract to supply temporary staff for its offshore wind farms in Germany, following a tender issued in September 2020.

The scope of work includes staff for offshore operations and logistics, commissioning, project management roles, QHSE, and engineering, separately for turbines and foundations.

It also includes temporary staff for O&M of the wind farms and covers supervisors, cables, electrical engineering, HV/MV, protection, SAP and control engineers on- and offshore, and commissioning.

“This is a huge achievement for the ERSG team, who put together a quality bid response to Ørsted,” said Nigel Wilson, Divisional Director at ERSG. “We are ecstatic to win across all lots tendered for and to continue our partnership and success of providing quality resources to Ørsted, having supported them since 2010.”

In Germany, Ørsted currently operates the 312 MW Borkum Riffgrund 1, the 450 MW Borkum Riffgrund 2, and the 582 MW Gode Wind 1 & 2 offshore wind farms.

In 2017 and 2018, the company was awarded contracts for five further projects in the German North Sea with a combined capacity of around 1.14 GW.

Since then, the five wind farms have been bundled into two projects, the 242 MW Gode Wind 3, set to be commissioned in 2024, and the 900 MW Borkum Riffgrund 3, expected to follow a year later.

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