Ørsted and MDE Consultants have signed a four-year framework agreement for the provision of personnel for Ørsted’s offshore wind farms in Germany.
The wind farms include Gode Wind 3 and Borkum Riffgrund 3, both located in the German sector of the North Sea.
Under the agreement, which started on 1 March and will run until 2025, MDE Consultants will be providing qualified personnel for the entire lifecycle of the developer’s offshore wind projects.
The full scope of work includes the provision of staff for engineering, electrical, operations and logistics, as well for project management, commissioning and various roles related to operation and maintenance (O&M) inspections.
“This deal adds to the previous framework of agreements between the two companies, covering projects in the UK, Denmark, Taiwan, Netherlands and Poland”, MDE Consultants said.
Gode Wind 3, expected to be fully commissioned in 2024, will have a total capacity of 242 MW, while Borkum Riffgrund 3 will have a total capacity of 900 MW and is expected to be fully operational by 2025. Both projects will feature Siemens Gamesa 11.0-200 DD turbines.
The final investment decision for the two projects, which will be built and operated without subsidies, is still pending and is expected to be taken by the end of this year.
For the two offshore wind farms, Taylor Hopkinson has also been contracted for the provision of personnel under a recently signed framework agreement with Ørsted. The company is providing contract personnel across a broad range of roles within the allocated lots, from construction, engineering and O&M to project management and commissioning. This agreement has also commenced on 1 March and will run until 2025.