Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy awarded FairWind an onshore installation pipeline in Norway and Sweden sized at nearly one Gigawatt, to be executed in 2019.
After lengthy bidding negotiations, a handshake deal was reached at the WindEnergy Hamburg expo.
“We anticipate this pipeline will further our positive cooperation with Siemens Gamesa and increase our market share in this region,” said Maciej Suchy, COO Onshore, FairWind.
Initially FairWind is slated to install at the Bjerkreim wind farm in southern Norway and the Sorfjord and Kvitfjell/ Raudfjell farms in northern Norway, starting as early as May 2019, with site visits already planned for November 2018.
To fulfill such an ambitious pipeline on time, sites Kvitfjell and Bjerkreim will have two cranes each, both cranes working day and night on two shifts. This means four teams per project at a time – a huge logistical and resource challenge requiring extensive planning ahead.
“Fulfilling a pipeline at such scale and at such a speed is only possible by leveraging FairWind’s resources through exact logistical planning and execution,” added Jakub Palczyński, Head of Onshore at FairWind dedicated to Siemens Gamesa.
“We are grateful to Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy for trusting us with this pipeline and we look forward to meeting this challenge head on.”
FairWind is a leading provider of one-stop solutions for the installation and service of onshore and offshore wind turbines throughout the world. Founded in 2008, FairWind has worked in more than 35 countries and cooperates with more than 800 technicians to manage our customers’ projects globally.