Siemens wins service order for Veja Mate

Wednesday, 12 October, 2016 - 14:15
Siemens won service order for the the offfshore substation and turbine substructures of the Veja Mate offshore project. (Photo: Veja Mate)
Siemens won service order for the the offfshore substation and turbine substructures of the Veja Mate offshore project. (Photo: Veja Mate)

Siemens has received an order for the maintenance and upkeep of the Offshore Substation (OSS) and turbine substructures of the Veja Mate offshore project. Siemens will install 67 six MW class turbines for the 400 MW wind power plant and connect it to land with the BorWin2 DC grid connection.

In the summer of 2015 Siemens had already received the service order for the wind turbines. It will now also be responsible for the scheduled maintenance and upkeep of the OSS, the turbine transition pieces as well as inspection of their underwater substructures. The maintenance agreement has a term of five years and will begin with commissioning scheduled for mid-2017. The customer is Veja Mate Offshore Project GmbH, a member of Highland Group Holdings Ltd., Copenhagen Infrastructure II and Siemens Financial Services (SFS).

The Veja Mate offshore power plant is being built in the German waters of the North Sea, northwest of the island of Borkum at a distance of 115 kilometers off the East Frisian coast. The wind turbines in the SWT-6.0-154 series will be installed at ocean depths between 39 and 41 meters starting in January 2017. The 400 MW project will be connected via an offshore grid connection using high-voltage direct current (HVDC) technology from Siemens. Siemens handed the BorWin2 grid connection over to the operator in January 2015.

Siemens will also build and operate an OCC in Hamburg, equipped with SCADA software provided by Veja Mate for the operational control of the wind farm. Siemens will be responsible for the entire offshore logistics, correcting faults on site and using EPCI contractor supplied spare parts and consumables during warranty. For the turbines, Siemens will provide a highly advanced logistics concept, tailored specifically for far-shore projects, that uses both a helicopter and a specially designed, purpose-built service operation vessel (SOV).

“We are able to service a multitude of different systems offshore and obtain the skills to reliably and sustainably provide full maintenance of electrical, mechanical and structural components, including planning and logistics as well as fault clearance for complex projects – built by Siemens or other market players,” states Ralf Christian, CEO of the Siemens Energy Management Division.

Silke Funke / Siemens

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