New Power Partners is supporting Copenhagen Offshore Partners in the preparation for the bid on the Vineyard Wind Project.
Client: MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, Van Oord and others
New Power Partners was hired by MHI Vestas Offshore Wind to set up their site camp at the pre-assembly and load-out port area in Belfast- The scope of work included: (Read more)
On Veja Mate we have delivered power to the project by providing key roles during the successful management and completion of a number of achievements that either brought immediate and significant value to the client or prevented risk towards schedule and budget. A few examples are given in details.
West of Duddon Sands was a project partly characterized by being installed by the new second-generation vessels in both the foundation and the WTG campaigns. This required focus on development of new installation methods, installation tools and component sea fastening adequate for longer voyages in rougher weather.
Walney Offshore Wind Farm was among the first to implement a new sea fastening design using a stickered blade rack design for transportation of Siemens 3.6-MW turbines.
The design proved to be very efficient and reduced handling and installation time offshore. The design is still the base scenario for transport and installation of Siemens turbines today. Despite the increase in numbers of lifts offshore, the overall installation time is shorter and less sensitive to wind than other configurations.
Sheringham Shoal required already preassembled WTG components to be shipped across the North Sea to a base port in the UK. Here they were reloaded onto the installation vessel – providing the benefit of minimizing Installation vessel transportation time on the critical path.
Robin Rigg was the first large scale offshore wind project where WTG components were transported to the offshore site and reloaded to an installation vessel that remained on site throughout the WTG installation campaign.
This required significant logistical and maritime planning and hands-on managed execution. In addition to this, the large tidal range and the soil characteristics of the seabed were very complex and much of today’s good industry practice in terms of jacking analyses and site specific assessment are based on the lessons learned from this project from 2009.