Northland Power has awarded K2 Management with a lump sum service agreement involving full scope construction management on the 252MW Deutsche Bucht (DeBu) offshore wind farm in the German sector of the North Sea.
The work scope includes delivering full construction management services, from the pre-construction phase through to the Commercial Operation Date, expected by the end of 2019.
K2 Management will be responsible for project management services for the technical management of project agreements; HSE and quality management; construction monitoring; and management of integration, time and cost, contracts, and risk; in addition to providing procurement and technical advice for the duration of the contract.
Chief Sales Officer and Co-founder of K2 Management, Lars Hammershøj, said: “We believe lump sum pricing is a natural next step to reduce the cost of offshore wind energy and we are delighted to continue working with Northland, an emerging leader in the offshore wind sector.”
The company has been working on the offshore wind project since 2013, providing engineering and development services, supporting it through to the financial close and Northland Power’s acquisition of the project from Highland Group in August 2017.
Morten Melin, Executive Vice President, Construction at Northland Power commented: “DeBu is a large offshore project; having a full-scope construction management provider will help to ensure its success. Northland Power has selected K2 Management for this role as a result of their extensive track-record, and their significant contribution to bringing the project to financial close.”
DeBu is located 95 kilometres northwest of the island of Borkum in the German Exclusive Economic Zone and will feature MHI Vestas 8.4MW wind turbines.
Van Oord has been awarded the Balance of Plant (BOP) contract for the project, and is in charge of the design, engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the foundations, inter-array cables and an offshore high voltage station, as well as the transportation of the wind turbines.
Source: Test from Offshore Wind News