Offshore contract

Leading offshore marine operator Attollo Offshore has mobilised a jackup accommodation unit to one of the world’s most innovative renewable energy projects – Ørsted’s Borkum Riffgrund 2.

Developed in the German North Sea, Ørsted’s Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm comprises the largest wind turbines in the German North Sea and is expected to produce sufficient electricity to power nearly half a million homes per annum.

Attollo’s workscope will see the Aberdeen-based company provide accommodation and construction support for the hookup and commissioning of the 450MW high voltage substation.

Ben Moore, managing director at Attollo Offshore said: “In comparison to the 4MW turbines used within Borkum Riffgrund 1, the Borkum Riffgrund 2’s 8MW turbines are the ultimate demonstration of the innovation and growing ambitions of Ørsted and the global offshore wind industry for a green energy future.”

Dennis Bormann, Deputy Construction Project Manager for BKR02, added: “With Attollo Offshore operating the Atlantic Amsterdam, we have extensive flexibility for the commissioning works on our BKR02 OSS topside, in terms of accommodation, storage, power supply and the whole logistical set-up.

“The crew is well trained and experienced, capable of conducting complex lifting operations, as well as ad-hoc tasks. This has allowed us to focus on getting our power production to run in time.”