Senvion relies on SSC Wind employees for the project Nordsee One
SSC Wind GmbH was awarded by Senvion with the installation of in total 54 wind turbines of type Senvion 6.2M126 for the project Nordsee One. In addition to the offshore installation, SSC also carries out the onshore pre-assembly of the rotor stars and towers and the preparation of the nacelles.
Since beginning of this year SSC Wind GmbH (SSC Wind) is working for the Nordsee One (N1) project and has already successfully installed more than 30 of the 54 wind turbines together with Senvion. However, the installation is only one of SSC’s multiple tasks for the N1 project. Before a special installation vessel takes the components to the offshore site, they are being pre-assembled in the Dutch base port Eemshaven. For each installation round the technicians pre-assemble two rotor stars and two entire towers, so that the expensive offshore works take as little time as possible. After pre-assembling, the SSC Wind teams take over the completion of the turbines offshore.
Beside of these operative tasks, SSC Wind also provides the required hydraulic tools for the N1 project and takes care of their permanent maintenance and calibration. In total, the technicians have already tightened more than 25,000 bolts with these tools.
In order to successfully handle this scope, a project team of more than 160 specialists is available. The qualification of the employees is performed by German Wind Academy, the in-house training centre of SSC Wind.
The offshore wind farm Nordsee One is already the seventh offshore project which Senvion carries out in cooperation with SSC. “SSC Wind is a well-known service provider in the wind industry and has distinguished itself over the years through a very high reliability and quality. The team knows the Senvion turbines very well, which is why we didn’t want to miss out on their broad range of experience”, explains Thomas Meier, Head of Site Management at Senvion.
René Psarski, Managing Director at SSC Wind, is also happy about the trust shown: “We are proud that SSC Wind was again able to convince with know-how and quality and that we have been awarded with the onshore and offshore works for the wind farm N1.” Since both scopes are closely linked, Senvion also benefits from a substantial reduce of interfaces and thus with the associated minimization of risks.
The wind farm Nordsee One lies in the German North Sea, approx. 40 kilometres north of Isle Juist. With its planned completion in autumn 2017, it is supposed to provide more than 215,000 households with electricity.
For more than 15 years SSC Wind GmbH has been offering technical services to the wind energy market. More than 1,000 installed and completed wind turbines from 1.0 to 6.0 MW across Europe are testimony to the diverse experiences onshore and offshore. SSC Wind offers its clients comprehensive solutions for the installation of wind energy turbines. The team of more than 150 permanent employees has extensive professional know-how concerning the installation and maintenance of wind turbines and hold all relevant working safety certificates. Because for SSC Wind health and safety plays an important role in each project.