Nordsee One Looking to Award Long-Term BoP Service and Maintenance Agreement

Nordsee One GmbH, the operator of the the 332 MW Nordsee One offshore wind farm in the German North Sea, has opened a tender for service and maintenance for the Balance of Plant (BoP) covering the project’s offshore substation, its jacket foundation, and wind turbine monopile foundations.

The company, owned by Northland Power (85 per cent) and RWE (15 per cent), is looking to enter into a Service and Maintenance Agreement (SMA) for the Balance of Plant with a long-term full-scope service, starting from 1 November 2022 until 31 October 2027.

“The main tasks of the scope will be maintenance (scheduled and unscheduled), inspection and repair of components including major components, management of spare parts, documentation and reporting of the tasks and all tasks which are necessary to keep the wind farm running safe and sustainable, while at the same time keeping the level of downtimes as low as possible and through a preventive maintenance approach schedule downtimes in time of low wind speed and other scheduled outages, like the TenneT platform, that provides the wind farm’s grid connection. The scope shall include full logistics, base infrastructure, spare part procurement, monitoring, and control”, the operator states in the contract notice.

The tender is open for requests to participate until 18 January 2022 and the selected candidates will be invited to tender around 7 February.

The 332 MW Nordsee One comprises 54 Senvion 6.2M126 turbines with a nominal output of 6.15 MW which have been in operation since 2017.

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The offshore wind farm, located in the German Bight approximately 32 kilometres north of the Island Juist, can produce enough clean electricity to supply the equivalent of approximately 400,000 German households.