ABS Group Wins Borkum Riffgrund 2 Certification Contract

The UK-based ABS Group Ltd. has received a contract to provide project certification services to DONG Energy for the planned 450MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm in Germany.

ABS Group’s certification scope will cover project quality management and document review, as well as manufacturing inspection of the offshore substations, which includes the topsides and foundations. Inspections will be carried out in several European countries.

Developed by DONG Energy, the Borkum Riffgrund 2 project is expected to be fully commissioned in the first half of 2019 and be one of the largest offshore wind farms installed in German waters.

The wind farm will be located in the German Bight area approximately 60 kilometres north of Eemshaven, and will comprise of 56 MHI Vestas V164-8.0MW turbines.

“After being awarded the project certification scope of work for the Hornsea One Offshore Wind Farm Project in the UK, we are proud to support DONG Energy on another major European offshore wind farm project, and one that strengthens our footprint in the German offshore wind business,” said Torsten Muuss, Director of Renewable Energy for ABS Group.

“This second award within two months is a testament to the confidence ABS Group provides our clients as a trusted advisor. We look forward to helping DONG Energy meet the required project certification scope as set forth by the German authority, BSH (Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of Germany).”