The Netherlands: KCI Completes Engineering Work for Riffgat OWF
KCI completed the engineering work for German Offshore wind project Riffgat in March 2013.
In April 2010, KCI was awarded an engineering contract for structural, utility systems and 3D interfacing design for both the jacket and the topside. Just before sail away in February this year, KCI engineers carried out a final inspection of the topside at Hollandia’s yard.
The topside set sail to the German part of the North Sea where it was successfully hooked up to the jacket foundation.
In total, 48 KCI engineers were involved in the design and 55 KCI engineers rendered support. It is the third substation that KCI designed for the Strukton Hollandia Joint Venture.
The Riffgat wind farm has a capacity of 108MW, providing electricity for approximately 100,000 households and will come on line this summer.
Press release, March 19, 2013; Image: KCI