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First commissioning task successfully completed

by | Jul 2, 2015

DBB Jack-Up’s new purpose-built vessel J/U WIND SERVER has just completed her first large commercial operation performing commissioning support during the turbine commissioning of the Borkum Riffgrund 1 project in the German North Sea.

Having supported work on more than 50 turbines during the three months’ charter for Siemens AG – DBB Jack-Up’s WIND SERVER has successfully demonstrated the advantages of bringing-in smaller jack-up vessels to provide support during the installation phase:

  • Increased efficiency – possibility of running both day and night shifts.
  • Consecutive operation – no time spent on waiting for delivery of tools and spare parts.
  • Access to lifting facilities – the vessel’s main crane is available 24/7.
  • Walk to work – no time spent on transfer from turbine platform to accommodation vessel.
  • Safer operation – no risk of climbing towers from CTV’s in rough weather conditions.
  • Swift repositioning – the vessel has its own DP2 system.
  • Stable platform – independent from waves and sea conditions.
  • Increased comfort – technicians are fit to work as soon as they arrive at the wind turbine.

“The use of WIND SERVER during commissioning of the Borkum Riffgrund project has set new standards for commissioning which we will further exploit going forward,” said Niels Christian Kokkenborg, Marine Operations Manager of Siemens Wind Power A/S and adds: “In addition to benefitting the project, our technicians have also expressed their satisfaction with the improved working conditions.”

J/U WIND SERVER’s next task will be decommissioning of a suction bucket foundation on Horns Rev 2 for DONG Energy,

As from March 2016, J/U WIND SERVER will commence a three-year charter for Siemens Wind Power.

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Borkum Riffgrund 1 Wind Farm. Photo: DONG Energy