KEMA has won the tender to conduct the Front End Engineering Design Study (FEED study) for two offshore wind farms totalling 1.2 GW in the North Sea.
The Dutch energy consulting and testing & certification firm won the tender from the German utility EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG.
The offshore wind farms are estimated to produce 4.5 TWh annually when they come online at the end of 2015, and will contribute towards Germany’s goal of 25 GW offshore wind capacity by 2030.
The two offshore wind farms will be situated approximately 85 km north of the island Borkum. The total area of the offshore wind farms is 105 km² with water depth of 38-40 m.
KEMA will be responsible for the set-up and evaluation of several design concepts, such as the offshore wind park layout, wind turbine selection, foundation types, platform concepts, installation procedures and maritime logistics.