Semco Maritime, one of Denmark's leading suppliers in the marine and the oil & gas industry, has won a DKK 22 m (USD 3.7 m) order for design and installation of auxiliary equipment for platforms for two offshore wind turbine parks in Sweden and Holland. For both projects, Semco Maritime is a subsupplier to Bladt Industries based in Aalborg, northern Jutland.
One of the platforms will be established as part of Sweden's largest wind turbine park outputting a total of 110 MW which will be located about seven kilometres south of the Øresund bridge linking Sweden and Denmark. Hans-Henrik Lauritzen, project manager at Semco Maritime comments: "It will be our task to connect all the energy from the 48 wind turbines to one point on the platform, from where the electricity is fed to shore."
The auxiliary equipment for the two projects includes switchboards, ventilation, emergency generator, fire fighting equipment and communication equipment. "We had a similar assignment for the large wind turbine park off the coast of Nysted in the Baltic Sea some years ago," says Hans-Henrik Lauritzen. The project manager has a positive outlook on further orders in the future:
"With oil prices as they are today, and the signals politicians are giving regarding expansion of the offshore wind turbine parks at Nysted and Horns Rev, it looks promising. In addition, there are plans to build a major wind turbine park near Stockholm." The news was reported by regional newspaper JydskeVestkysten.
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