Netherlands-based construction and engineering company Ballast Nedam is using CWind, a leading provider of integrated services to the wind industry, to provide corrosion protection services to its Butendiek Offshore Wind Farm monopiles.

The service, which extends to all turbine foundations, commenced in May and is expected to complete in August.

Butendiek Offshore Wind Farm, located 35 nautical miles west of the island of Sylt in the North Sea, comprises 80 turbines with 3.6 MW capacity each, resulting in a total capacity of 288 MW once fully operational. Butendiek OWF owner, WPD, awarded Ballast Nedam the contract to supply, transport and install monopiles and transition pieces in 2013.

Stefan Marschner, Sales Manager Germany at CWind, commented on the service contract: “We’re extremely pleased to be able to support Ballast Nedam at Butendiek OWF. Given our experience and established track record in corrosion protection, we were able to mobilise our teams quickly, offering Ballast Nedam a fast, efficient and cost-effective solution.”

By Jake Frith