Dong Inaugurates New Horns Rev 2 O&M Base in Esbjerg
DONG Energy has invested DKK 35 million (approximately EUR 4.7 million) in new premises in Esbjerg. The premises, inaugurated on January 16, will be the base for the operation of Horns Rev II Offshore Wind Farm.
The 3,500m2 large premises counting three floors will be the workplace for the approximately 30 employees, who will be working on keeping Horns Rev II spinning.
Apart from being a base for the employees working at Horns Rev II Offshore Wind Farm, the new premises will be used for storage, workshop for minor repairs, administration and monitoring of the wind turbines.
Mikkel Mæhlisen, Director of Operations in Denmark and Germany, said: “In many ways, the Port of Esbjerg is a hub for us and the offshore wind industry. Components for the vast majority of offshore wind farms constructed in Danish and international waters are shipped from here. Therefore, it was natural for us to invest in contemporary facilities for our employees who work in Esbjerg, from where they’ll keep Horns Rev II spinning.”
The 3,500m2 large premises have been developed by DONG Energy in cooperation with Niras and built by KPC Byg in Herning. The premises are owned by the Danish pension fund PKA Pension and DONG Energy is leasing the premises.
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