Eneco Taps Deutsche Windtechnik for Major Component Exchange at Prinses Amalia Windpark

Eneco has contracted Deutsche Windtechnik to perform major component exchange at the Princess Amalia offshore wind farm in the Netherlands for a period of five years, starting in August.

The contract covers the deployment of highly skilled personnel and the specific tooling and equipment needed to carry out replacements of major components.

During the five-year contract, campaigns will be carried out once or twice a year using a jack-up vessel to replace multiple large components, including gearboxes and generators as well as rotor blades if needed.

The first deployment is scheduled for mid-August 2022 when the rotor blades on one of the 60 Vestas V80 wind turbines will have to be replaced.

“Deutsche Windtechnik will perform this and all potential future exchanges by providing an expert team composed of a project lead, specially trained service technicians, a banksman and supervisor”, said Geert Timmers, Managing Director of Deutsche Windtechnik.

Furthermore, the service company will be in charge of supplying the required tools such as lifting frames, taglines, and general equipment.

Deutsche Windtechnik will be responsible for all phases of the project, including the preparation of the major component exchange at sea, dismantling of the old component and installation of the new component, the testing phase, and the reporting.

Located 23 kilometres off the coast of Ijmuiden, the Netherlands, the 120 MW Princess Amalia offshore wind farm, also known as Prinses Amaliawindpark, has been operational since 2008.

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