Published: 09 July 2018 09 July 2018
Alpha Offshore Service has been awarded a contract with NoordzeeWind, a Joint Venture between Nuon and Shell, for blade repair on the Dutch Offshore Windfarm Egmond aan Zee (OWEZ). The wind farm is built in the Dutch sector of the North Sea, six miles off the coast, and consists of 36 3MW V90 estas turbines.
The scope of work will depend on the requirement of each blade but could include tip replacement, laminate repairs, lightning damage and leading edge protection systems upgrades. All materials necessary for the campaign will be supplied by Alpha Offshore. To undertake the repair work, Alpha Offshore’s team will be using a variety of methods such as rope access and sky climber to safely and efficiently reach the blades. In addition to completing repairs the team will be project managing the work, preparing risk assessment and method statements and completing reporting. OWEZ has been operational since 2006