Nordsee Ost offshore wind

Under the contract, Fabricom Offshore will carry out inspection and maintenance of 49 jacket foundations of the wind turbines and the transformer substation, along with the monopile foundations of the measurement mast.

The maintenance work will commence in summer 2014, while it will be carried out from the island of Heligoland.

Currently, RWE Innogy is building a two-storey operations and maintenance base along with a control room from which the Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm will be controlled.

After its completion in 2015, the Nordsee Ost offshore wind project will have an installed capacity of around 295MW.

Fabricom Offshore CEO Stanley Maas said, "Contributing to the sustainable development of renewable energy sources in a manner that is safe for both people and the environment has become a matter of priority for our company.

"For this reason we are very proud that this long-term maintenance contract has been awarded to Fabricom Offshore Services, which is in line with our chosen strategy to develop ourselves into a maintenance partner for the offshore wind industry."

Image: Inspection of a foundation structure at Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm. Photo: courtesy of RWE.