October 27 - A2SEA has installed the first turbine at Dong Energy's Borkum Riffgrund 1 offshore wind farm, using Sea Installer.
78 Siemens 3.6 MW turbines will be installed at the wind farm over the coming months, which is located 37 km north of Borkum in the German part of the North Sea.
Sea Installer will transport eight turbines at a time from Esbjerg in Denmark to the offshore project site.
"Installation of the first turbine went according to plan. Together with the project teams from Siemens Wind Power and Dong Energy, and the experienced crew on board Sea Installer, the first turbine on the German project was installed safely and efficiently. Now we hope for good weather to install the rest," said Jan Riisgaard, master on board Sea Installer.