Offshore wind O&M specialist ZITON has completed the decommissioning of the Utgrunden Offshore Windfarm off the east coast of Sweden. Contracted by Vattenfall on turn-key terms, ZITON has delivered the project on time and to budget. ZITON jack-up WIND PIONEER was used for the work which also saw ZITON employ its proprietary cutting technology to remove subsea structures.
CEO Thorsten Jalk says: “I’m excited to see us successfully deliver such a complex project. It is an Industry-first that will set the bar for the future. We have been able to develop the project using the experience gained through a string of other decommissioning projects and the incident-free project execution is testimony to our people’s skills and dedication. For the industry it should come as a relief as it has now been demonstrated how efficiently offshore wind turbines can be decommissioned.”
“Vattenfall is very satisfied with the decommissioning work performed by ZITON at Utgrunden. ZITON has proven how a very demanding project can be executed with highest HSE awareness in combination with the use of both new technology and proven methodologies. I have seen how unforeseen demanding challenges have been solved in a structured, professional and thorough way and believe there has been great learnings for both companies which will be very useful for the future” says Vattenfall Project Manager Magnus Jansson.