Location North Sea, Germany
Provide temporary power offshore to a wind farm in a hurry
Building a wind farm with 80 wind turbines needs plenty of temporary power. Put the wind farm out at sea, and the power requirements get more complicated. The Meerwind Süd/Ost wind farm, built by WindMW in the German Bight, needed power offshore during construction to keep the turbines turning and meet the strict warranty conditions from the manufacturer.
The project managers called on us to deliver an offshore power service quickly. We supplied generators to each of the 80 turbines. And with our power behind them, the equipment would work at its peak until the offshore site was connected to the mainland grid.
Project fact file
60 kVA @ 690 V generators
Specially trained Aggreko engineers
Planned output of the wind farm
Offshore power generators installed by our specially trained engineers
Our standard generators aren’t built for life at sea. So our main task – once our team established what the wind farm's power needs were – was to modify the 80 generators for offshore operation. We needed to work fast to provide reliable temporary power for the wind farm,
From waterproofing the seals to modifying the air inlets, we made sure the offshore generators could withstand whatever weather was thrown at them. Our six engineers on the job were also upskilled in offshore applications so they’d be fully prepared for the task at hand.
the aggreko difference
Our generators can be monitored and controlled remotely for efficient offshore power.
Offshore power met strict warranty conditions and thw wind farm's massive investment protected
With our 80 generators safely installed out at sea, the wind turbines rotated smoothly on the calmest of days, and their safety beacons glowed steadily at night. The strict conditions of the turbine manufacturer’s warranty were ticked off, giving WindMW the peace of mind that their investment was protected from the outset.
What’s more, the system could be monitored and controlled from dry land. So, if rough weather was preventing a trip out to re-fuel the generators, WindMW could flick a switch to temporarily turn things off – again meeting the strict warranty conditions.
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“Aggreko has solid experience in the wind energy sector. WindMW was confident that we were the right partner for this exciting project.”