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GeoSea to Install Borssele 1 & 2 Foundations and Turbines

GeoSea, a part of DEME, has received a contract from Ørsted for the transportation and installation of 94 foundations and turbines for the Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm in the Netherlands.

Borssele 1 & 2 is located 23 km from the Dutch coast and will have a total capacity of 752 MW. GeoSea will be responsible for the full scope of the Borssele 1 & 2 foundation installation and scour supply and installation.

In this project, GeoSea will transport and install the 94 wind turbine foundation structures including the supply, transport and installation of scour protection on each location.

The company will install monopile foundations at the water depth ranging from 16 to 36 meters, with pre-installed scour protection, an anode cage and a bolted transition piece.

Under a separate contract, A2SEA, the turbine installation experts within GeoSea, will also provide installation vessel capacity to transport and install 94 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW turbines at the Borssele 1 & 2 wind farm.

Jan Klaassen, business unit manager offshore renewables for GeoSea said: “We are pleased that Ørsted has selected GeoSea for the largest offshore wind farm project in the Netherlands. The contract award demonstrates our leading position as a provider of state-of-the-art, integrated solutions for the offshore wind industry. We look forward to working with Ørsted and to leverage our joint expertise in order to successfully deliver this project.”

Monopile and turbine installation is scheduled in 2020, deploying vessels from the GeoSea fleet.