Ørsted contracted MRE to provide temporary power during the turbine commissioning phase of the 94 Siemens Gamesa Renewables 8.0-167 type turbines at the Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm.
MRE supplied modular temporary power packages, consisting of a 116 kVA generator, custom-built fuel tank and bespoke lifting frames.
The MRE owned Manor Venture, Manor Initiative and Manor Enterprise, alongside associated offshore personnel were also contracted by Ørsted to maintain and refuel the offshore generators.
Based out of the port of Vlissingen in The Netherlands, the MRE fleet maintained the 44 generators required during the construction phase of the windfarm; at peak activity MRE provided three teams of three personnel over each 24-hour period.
MRE personnel created bespoke lifting plans & equipment to enable the generators positioned offshore to be recycled between turbines throughout the project. Over course of the project, the vessels completed over 4,400 safe transfers of personnel.
On completion of the temporary power requirement, MRE demobilised all sets from their respective transition pieces; all 44 units were then delivered to MRE’s home port of Portland, Dorset in December 2020.
MRE successfully assisted Ørsted during the construction phase, supplying the temporary power that resulted in the completion of the turbine build and generation of power from the Borssele 1 & 2 OWF.
MRE Project Manager Simon Oakley said: “In what was an extremely challenging year with the COVID-19 pandemic and all the difficulties that entailed, we successfully delivered the complete temporary power solution during the construction phase of the Borssele 1 & 2 wind farm. We built on our existing relationship with Ørsted during the course of the project and are looking forward to working with them again in the future.”