Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) has been awarded a contract from Petrofac for the Procurement & Construction of the jacket and piles for BorWin3. Petrofac, in a consortium with Siemens, has the full responsibility for the construction and offshore installation of the BorWin3 platform of TenneT, which will house a Siemens HVDC station that converts the alternating current produced by the wind turbines to direct current before transmitting it onshore to the German national grid.
For Heerema it would be a continuation of the strong and pleasant relationship with Siemens and TenneT, among others the company realized the platforms DolWin alpha and HelWin beta.
Petrofac will do the engineering and HFG from its Vlissingen facilities will undertake the fabrication of the HVDC substation jacket and piles. Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) will transport and install the jacket in the North Sea at a water depth of up to 40 metres and approximately 100 kilometres off the German coast. Fabrication will start in the third quarter of 2016 and the sail away is scheduled for March 2018. The combined strength of HMC and HFG to offer procurement, fabrication, transportation and installation, with the combined management of all of these activities, is one of Heerema’s unique selling points.