DEME Offshore achieves turbine installation milestone

Jan. 22, 2020
DEME Offshore has installed its 2,220th wind turbine.

Offshore staff

ZWIJNDRECHT, BelgiumDEME Offshore has installed its 2,220th wind turbine.

This milestone was achieved when the company’s jackup vessel Sea Installer installed a 7-MW turbine at the 714-MW East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm in the UK.

The first turbines, with a capacity of 1.5 MW, were installed in 2000 at the 10.5-MW Utgrunden offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea in Sweden. Since then, the company has installed turbines of all types and sizes at 45 different wind farm projects in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, UK, and China.

The 2,200 turbines have a combined capacity of 9,316 MW, enough to power about 9.3 million homes, the company said.

In the next few months, the company will install turbines at the SeaMade offshore wind farm in Belgium with the jackup vessel Apollo and the Borssele 1 & 2 wind farm in the Netherlands with the Sea Installer and Sea Challenger.