SgurrEnergy Backs Borkum West II Development
Phase one of the Borkum West II offshore wind farm, a 200MW development in the German North Sea, completed construction, with lender’s technical advisor support from SgurrEnergy.
The last of the 40 wind turbines, located approximately 45km north of the island of Borkum, was successfully installed during June 2014 and the project will now move into the commissioning phase.
SgurrEnergy’s lender’s technical advisor scope covered construction monitoring on the development, including monthly reporting to the project lenders on construction progress, programme and budget reviews, as well as on-site monitoring of progress through site visits. SgurrEnergy will continue to advise the lender during the commissioning phase, which is currently expected to be completed in early 2015.
Manuel Eck, managing director of TWB, said: “More recently, SgurrEnergy’s construction monitoring services have been very important in supporting the Borkum West project through the construction phase and we will continue to work closely with them while bringing the wind farm into operation.”
Andrew Cole, project manager at SgurrEnergy, said: “SgurrEnergy has been involved in this landmark project for around five years and it’s fantastic to see it reach this construction milestone and take another successful step towards completion.
“We extend our congratulations to all at TWB and look forward to working together through the final stages of commissioning and into project operation.”
The project is being developed, constructed and operated by Trianel Windfraftwerk Borkum GmbH & Co. KG (TWB), a company owned by 34 municipal utilities from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands. This development is the first full scale commercial project to use the AREVA M5000 wind turbine, following its installation at the Alpha Ventus test site.
SgurrEnergy has been involved in the project since 2009 and, once operational, the venture is expected to generate 750GWh annually.