The installation of the monopiles is due to start within weeks - photograph EEW
Date 17 August 2018
At the port of Rostock EEW Special Pipe Constructions has started loading the monopiles for Northland Power’s 268.8MW Deutsche Bucht offshore wind project.
It is expected that the Seajacks Scylla will to begin the installation of monopiles and transition pieces within the next few weeks, contracted by the balance of plant contractor, Van Oord. The vessel will transport and install three monopiles and transition pieces per trip. The longest monopile is reported to be 80.7, long.
The wind farm is locted 95km off the island of Borkum with water depths of /- 40m. There will be 31 EEW monpiles installed and an extra 2 Universal Foundation Mono Bucket foundations, fabricated by the Fred. Olsen company, will be installed for the Deutsche Bucht Mono Bucket pilot demonstrator later.
A IDESA and WINDAR renovables joint venture in Aviles, Spain have fabricated the transition pieces, the first of which were delivered to Cuxhaven in July. MHI Vestas will supply and install V164-8.4 turbines in 2019.
Source MHI Vestas