Dutch power utility Eneco on Tuesday said it has recently completed a number of new management and maintenance contracts for its 120-MW Prinses Amalia offshore wind farm.
The wind farm, located off the coast at IJmuiden, went online in 2008 and the company said smart asset management is particularly important in view of the expiry of the existing government subsidy. The wind park consists of 60 Vestas V80 turbines of 2 MW each.
Eneco has signed new deals with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME:SGRE), OER Energy A/S, GEV Windpower and MPI Contractors.
OER Energy, part of Norway's NSG Wind, was selected after an European tender for supplying technicians specialised in the replacement of main components. GEV Windpower won the tender for the maintenance of rotor blades, and Siemens Gamesa the tender for the supply of gearboxes, while MPI Contractors is providing all transport and lifting services since the start of the year.
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind will continue to perform the regular preventive maintenance for the next five years, Eneco said.