Veja Mate

  • Project Name
    Veja Mate
  • Type
  • Location
  • Start Date
    January 2017

Veja Mate is a German 402 MW offshore wind farm in the German Bight of the North Sea about 95 km northwest of Borkum. The wind farm consists of 67 turbines, each with a 6 MW capacity. In January 2017, 18 months after the financial close, the first of the turbines started delivering power to the German grid. The last turbine was installed on 25 May 2017, and commissioning activities were completed on 31 May 2017. Construction was completed in less than 23 months after financial close, almost four months ahead of the schedule agreed at financial close. The EUR 1.9 billion (USD 2.1bn) wind farm is owned by Highland Group Holdings Ltd, Siemens Financial Services and a fund managed by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP).

Pandora ICT Contribution - Consultancy

Pandora has been involved since 2016 providing consulting services during the commissioning of the entire wind park. This included the following scope:

  • Commissioning Management of the 155/33kV Offshore Substation, including harbor testing, loadout, cold and hot commissioning
  • Lead Senior Authorised Person responsibility for the overall safety of the wind park commissioning including establishment and enforcement of Electrical Safety Rules under the German Regulatory Environment
  • Control Center Establishment including Permit to Work system, SCADA and electrical operation of the entire Windpark from first energization until handover to Operation and Maintenance (O&M)
  • Training of operators, certification management, electrical operations log, fault analytics and operational optimisation

Pandora ICT Contribution - Software Products

Pandora has also introduced the ToolKitX services since the beginning of the construction project and it is until today in operational use. Main features used are:

  • Permit to Work tool in order to coordinate activities of working teams and construction vessels in order to de-conflict critical tasks
  • Logbook functionality to monitor daily progress in the project, report critical events and monitor
  • Availability forecasting in order to report wind park availability as part of the EU transparency-regulation (EU-VO Nr. 543/2013) and for coordination of energy sales on the European power market (EEX)
  • Certification Management of all offshore staff
  • Check listing and Auditing


ToolKitX has helped Veja Mate to coordinate and manage:
  • More than 50.000 work- and logistic permits
  • More than 30 contractors and subcontractors
  • Thousands of log entries to monitor and report on progress
  • More than 100.000 availability messages
  • More than 70 installation and support vessels
  • 63 work locations which are >100km from the coast
  • Complex service campaigns in a challenging environment

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