Smulders wins secondary steel contract for Gode Wind 3 and Borkum Riffgrund 3

May 17, 2022 | Renewables | Energy Facts Staff Writer | 2min

Ørsted has awarded Smulders the contract for the manufacturing of secondary steel for the TP-less foundations for the Gode Wind 3 and Borkum Riffgrund 3 Offshore Wind Farms. Both wind farms are located off the German coast.

Smulders will fabricate and supply the secondary steel elements for the 23 TP-less foundations and 1 Offshore Substation foundation for Gode Wind 3 and the 83 TP-less foundations for Borkum Riffgrund 3. We will supply the boat landings, external ladders, suspended internal cages (SIP-units) and the anode cages.

Smulders will supply the secondary steel elements from Poland. The external ladders will be manufactured and painted at our facility in Niemodlin. The components for the SIP units are also produced at our facility in Niemodlin, then galvanised and transported to the coast (Stettin) where they will be assembled into a cage. Afterwards, the electrical package will be mounted on the units. The anode cages will be manufactured in Belgium or in Poland.

Production of the secondary steel parts will start in May 2022 and will take until first quarter 2023.

The supply chain set up for the German projects targets similar projects currently under development in the Baltic Sea.

With this award, the cooperation between Ørsted and Smulders on secondary steel supply is further developed, not only technically but also optimization on localization of fabrication to support local manufacturing. Both companies identify the need for the close cooperation to fully develop the potential of secondary steel elements for foundations.

Jaap Jansen, Tender Director of Smulders says: “Smulders looks forward to the further cooperation with Ørsted and is honoured to work for the world leading developer of Offshore Wind, well renowned for innovative designs. These are interesting and state-of-the-art projects which makes them a pleasure to work on and rewarding in developing both parties to the next level.”

Borkum Riffgrund 3, located in the German North Sea, will have a total capacity of 913 MW and is expected to be fully commissioned in 2025. Gode Wind 3 is also located off the German coast and will have a total capacity of 253MW. It is expected to be fully commissioned in 2024.