Final turbines installed on Hohe See and Albatros wind farms

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On 20 September 2019, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up installation vessel Brave Tern successfully installed the final turbine on the Hohe See extension Albatros. This completed the installation of a total of 87 Siemens Gamesa SWT-7.0-154 turbines at the Hohe See (71 turbines/495MW) and Albatros (16 turbines/112MW) wind farms where the turbines have been installed in tandem by Blue Tern and Brave Tern.

“Both Fred. Olsen Windcarrier vessels, Brave Tern and Blue Tern, have performed very well installing all 87 SWT-7.0-154 machines on Hohe See and Albatros. Their competent and proactive crew and installation team met our requirements for safe and efficient installations throughout the project,” says Marc Becker, COO and CSO of the Offshore Business Unit at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.

“I am proud to have been working with such a competent and dedicated team throughout this project,” Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s Project Manager Simen Tefre says. “Through close and open collaboration with our client Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, we have succeeded in installing all 87 turbines safely and efficiently. This is our 6th transport and installation project with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, and we have been able to fine-tune our service in order to meet some of the highest expectations in the industry.”

Friday 5 April 2019, Brave Tern installed the first turbine on Hohe See. Hohe See was completed on 12 August and the first turbine on Albatros was installed 21 August.

Hohe See/Albatros wind farms

Hohe See consists of 71 turbines and Albatros of 16 turbines. The wind farms are located in the German part of the North Sea and will provide up to 710,000 households with clean energy. Read our case and see more photos here.