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RWE Innogy awards maintenance contract for Nordsee Ost foundations

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Dutch company Fabricom Offshore Services BV has been awarded the contract to maintain the foundations of the Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm for a period of four years
RWE Innogy awards maintenance contract for Nordsee Ost foundations

The contract includes inspection and maintenance of the 49 jacket foundations of the wind turbines and the transformer substation, together with the monopile foundations of the measurement mast. The work will be carried out from the island of Heligoland commencing in summer 2014.

RWE Innogy is also constructing a two-storey operations and maintenance base on Heligoland, together with a control room from which the windfarm will be managed.

“The cost of maintaining foundations and wind turbines at sea is high because the stresses caused by waves and salt water are significantly higher at sea than on land” said Marcel Sunier, project director for the Nordsee Ost wind farm at RWE Innogy. “A good downstream logistics network and, in particular, expert service engineers are therefore a key requirement for ensuring reliable and cost-effective operations at sea”, explains. In Fabricom we are pleased to have found an expert partner for our first wind farm off the German coast.”

The partners intend to take a proactive approach to maintenance and ensure a high level of operational reliability and availability throughout the entire lifecycle of the Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm. Fabricom Offshore Services BV are intending to develop further its role as a maintenance partner for the offshore wind industry, according to Stanley Maas, the company’s CEO.

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Fabricom BV

RWE Innogy

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