The Netherlands: EEW SPC to Manufacture 75 Monopiles for Gemini OWF
Van Oord Offshore Wind Projects B.V. has assigned EEW Special Pipe Constructions (EEW SPC) GmbH to manufacture and deliver 75 monopiles for the Gemini offshore wind farm.
The monopiles with a diameter of up to 7 meters weigh up to 850 tons. The contract was signed at the beginning of November 2013, and the financial close is expected for 31st March 2014.
The 600 MW offshore wind farm off the Dutch coast will comprise 150 wind power stations. The project is scheduled to produce electricity as of 2016.
EEW SPC will start with the production in May/June 2014, and it will process 61,000 tons of steel by June 2015.
Press release, November 12, 2013; Image: typhoon offshore