Offshore Marine Management (OMM) has won a four year contract with TenneT, the electricity grid operator based in Germany, to provide support for their offshore wind farm connection work. OMM will provide project management and strategic consultancy, as well as client representative support and guard vessels.
OMM was successful in following a highly competitive EU tender process, where the company was up against a considerable number of other organisations. The EU tender process demanded that companies adhere to strict regulations and provide detailed case studies and examples of management procedures.
Eckhard Bruckschen, Operations Director, OMM said: "We are delighted to have won this contract with TenneT. The fact that our company is seen as a market leader in Germany is a real testament to the work we have done over the past years. OMM is not just about providing personnel but sharing our expertise and experience in the offshore wind market with our clients. OMM will use its local office in Bremen (and shortly also in Hamburg) to liaise with TenneT on a day to day basis."
OMM will provide project management and strategic consultancy to TenneT prior to the offshore work on several wind farm interconnectors commencing in 2012. The contract will continue throughout these projects, where OMM will provide Client Representatives and guard vessels during the installation phase, along with expert offshore project management.
With Germany moving away from nuclear energy, the German government considers wind energy a key technology for a future carbon-free energy mix. There are several large grid connection projects due to start work in the next year and OMM will be working closely with TenneT to provide the connection for a multitude of offshore wind farms.