Iberdrola appoints ABL Group for marine support services
ABL Group has signed a framework agreement to provide engineering and marine services to support the construction as well as operations & maintenance (O&M) campaigns for Iberdrola’s German offshore wind farms.
Iberdrola has awarded the framework agreement to ABL’s local operation in Germany, specifically a four-year (3+1) agreement for the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm and a five-year (3+2) agreement for the Wikinger offshore wind farm.
Under the terms of the agreement, ABL could be called upon to provide engineering, technical support, assurance and marine warranty survey services to oversee construction and O&M campaigns that involve Iberdrola’s offshore wind assets.
Emek Ersin Takmaz, general manager of ABL Germany, said:
“Iberdrola continues to grow Germany’s offshore wind market in an impressive manner. We look forward to assisting them throughout this journey. We are continuously expanding our team in Germany with multidisciplinary experts, to provide our clients with the best service offering possible. We will apply our local specialist expertise here in Germany and tap into our group’s broader competence base when required, to fully support Iberdrola.”
Iberdrola operates the Wikinger offshore wind farm, with an installed capacity of 350 MW since 2017. The company is adding two further offshore wind farms named Baltic Eagle (476 MW, under construction) and Windanker (300 MW, in development) to its offshore wind portfolio in the German Baltic Sea. This means, by 2026 Iberdrola’s so called Baltic Hub will be operating with more than 1,100 MW in combined capacity in Germany.