Smulders supplying components for two offshore Germany wind farms

May 16, 2022
Ørsted has awarded Smulders a contract for the manufacturing of secondary steel for the TP-less foundations for the Gode Wind 3 and Borkum Riffgrund 3 wind farms offshore Germany.

Offshore staff

HOBOKEN, Belgium — Smulders will supply the secondary steel elements for two wind farms offshore northern Germany.

The components are for the 23 TP-less foundations and single offshore substation foundation for Gode Wind 3, and the 83 TP-less foundations for Borkum Riffgrund 3.

Smulders will supply boat landings, external ladders, suspended internal cages (SIP-units) and anode cages.

Secondary steel elements will be produced in Poland, while external ladders will be manufactured and painted at the company’s facility in Niemodlin.

Components for the SIP units also will be manufactured at Niemodlin, then galvanized and transported to the coast (Stettin) for assembly into a cage, followed by mounting of the electrical package onto the units.

Anode cages will be manufactured in Belgium or Poland. Production of secondary steel parts should continue into first-quarter 2023.

Borkum Riffgrund 3 in the German North Sea will have a total capacity of 913 MW. It should be fully commissioned in 2025.

Gode Wind, with a total capacity of 253MW, should be commissioned in 2024.