VTT Maritime AS, a unit of Continental Energy Corp., won a contract by Germany's BARD group to provide engineering services pertaining to the conversion of the offshore oil and gas construction vessel Edda Freya into the Ocean Zephyr and new duty as a dedicated maintenance vessel at the BARD Offshore 1 wind energy farm.
BARD Offshore 1 is located in 131-foot water depth in the North Sea about 62 miles northwest of Germany's Borkum Island. It consists of 80 5 MW wind turbines with a total nominal power generation capacity of 400 MW.
Construction of the wind energy farm was started in March 2010, completed August 2013, and will go online at full capacity in September 2013.
Bergen based VTT is a contractor to the North Sea offshore oil and gas industry.