EnBW Offshore Services selects CTV suppliers for Baltic 1 and Baltic 2 projects
UK-based Njord Offshore and Flensburg-based FRS Windcat Offshore Logistics have signed contracts with EnBW Offshore Services to supply crew transfer vessels for the Baltic 1 and Baltic 2 offshore wind farm projects. The wind farms will be built in Germany’s Baltic Sea waters.
According to industry media, Njord Offshore will deliver two CTV vessels that can carry 12 people. The vessels will be used to transport technicians and cargo to the Baltic 1 and Baltic 2 offshore wind farms. The agreement is biding from 1 June through 30 September 2022, and April through September 2023. The agreement includes an option to extend the charter for two years.
FRS Windcat, on the other hand, has managed to secure a charter contract for an 18 pax CTV vessel to operate the Baltic 2 wind farm from 1 June 2022 to 31 March 2024. The agreement also includes a two-year charter renewal option.
It is worth mentioning that FRS Windcat Poland announced in May that the world’s first hydrogen CTV vessel, Hydrocat 48, was launched at a ceremony in Rotterdam. The vessel is powered by a dual-fuel engine to reduce up to 80 percent of the traditional fuel consumption and associated emissions. FRS Windcat Offshore Logistics expects the first Hydrocat to hit the German, Danish and Polish markets in late 2022.
The EnBW Baltic 1 project is the first commercial offshore wind farm in Germany and has been operational since April 2011. It is located 16 km north of the Darß/Zingst peninsula. The 21 wind turbines have a total capacity of 48.3 MW. They can meet the total annual electricity demand of about 50,000 households, preventing the emissions of 167,000 tons of harmful CO2 into the environment. The O&M base for the wind farm is located in the port of Barhöft, Germany.
The second wind farm in the Baltic Sea, EnBW Baltic 2, has more turbines – 80 with a total capacity of 288 MW. It was officially commissioned on 21 September 2015. The turbines provide power for 340,000 households. Ships from the Baltic 2 farm depart from the Danish port of Klintholm on the island of Møn.