Wpd Puts Together Nordergründe Dream Team

Wpd AG has closed all the supply contracts for the Nordergründe offshore wind project. 

Nordergründe is the first German offshore project for which the work will be exclusively delivered and installed by German companies. Moreover, all suppliers have their manufacturing in the north-west region.

As announced earlier today, Senvion is providing its 6MW turbines. Ambau is in charge of foundations, BVT will work on the substation, NSW on internal cabling and Bilfinger will provide installation work.

“We are extremely pleased that local manufacturers from the region have positioned themselves so clearly in our international process for the award of the contracts. This highlights the competitive strength of the German offshore industry and the benefit which local added value also brings for the projects,” Achim Berge Olsen, the managing director of wpd offshore GmbH, said.

The developer has also commissioned the KfW IPEX Bank with the financing of the project using borrowed funds, which are structured collectively in a bank consortium with the European Investment Bank.

The Nordergründe offshore wind farm is scheduled to be built and put into operation in 2016.

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