Dong Energy is entering into a long-term contract to provide operation and maintenance services to Lincs Offshore Wind Farm, a 270 MW offshore wind farm off the coast of North East Lincolnshire and fully operational since August 2013.
Centrica and Siemens Project Ventures recently announced the sale of their combined 75 percent stake in Lincs to UK Green Investment Bank Financial Services managed entities and the UK Green Investment Bank plc (jointly referred to as GIB).
As part of this transaction, Dong Energy, owner of the remaining 25 percent, has agreed with GIB to take over operations of Lincs from Centrica for 15 years beginning after a 12-month transitional period after the sale is complete. “We’re delighted to become O&M service provider to Lincs,” said Jens Jakobsson, senior vice president of operations at Dong Energy Wind Power. “It will be the first time we take over O&M of an operating wind farm, which we haven’t constructed ourselves.”
“I wish to thank Centrica and Siemens for a great partnership on Lincs,” Jakobsson said. “We’re now looking forward to further strengthening our relationship with the Green Investment Bank, which is also our partner in the Westermost Rough Offshore Wind Farm.”
Dong Energy provides O&M service to 16 offshore wind farms across the U.K., Germany, and Denmark.
Source: Dong Energy
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