Petrofac, the provider of oilfield services to the international oil and gas industry, announced the start of power generation from a major offshore wind project (OWP) in Germany.
The 900 mega-watt BorWin3 platform has started the process of converting power from offshore windfarms and transmitting it to the country’s national grid about 100 miles away.
Petrofac, in consortium with Siemens, were awarded the BorWin3 offshore grid connection project contract in 2014 by TenneT, the German-Dutch transmission grid operator, with responsibility for the engineering, procurement, construction, transport and offshore installation of the platform offshore.
The jacket foundation was installed in May 2018, and the topside integrated in October 2018 following its sea voyage from Dubai where it was fabricated and the completion of a mammoth float-over installation procedure.
George Salibi, Chief Operating Officer – Engineering & Construction at Petrofac said: “We are delighted to have reached this key milestone with BorWin3 ready for action. The additional grid connection being put into operation is a significant contribution to the energy transition in Germany and a further demonstration of Petrofac’s expansion into adjacent sectors, including renewable energy.”