Phase one of the Borkum West II offshore wind farm, a 200MW development in the German North Sea, completed construction, with lender’s technical advisor support from SgurrEnergy.
The last of the 40 Areva M5000 wind turbines, located approximately 45 kilometres north of the island of Borkum, was successfully installed during June 2014 and the project will now move into the commissioning phase. SgurrEnergy’s lender’s technical advisor scope covered construction monitoring on the development, including monthly reporting to the project lenders on construction progress, programme and budget reviews, as well as on-site monitoring of progress through site visits. SgurrEnergy will continue to advise the lender during the commissioning phase, which is currently expected to be completed in early 2015. The project is being developed, constructed and operated by Trianel Windfraftwerk Borkum GmbH & Co. KG (TWB), a company owned by 34 municipal utilities from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands.