Photo of the Day: Horns Rev 3 Substation Topside Heading to Esbjerg

Source: Royal Wagenborg
Source: Royal Wagenborg

A 1,888 tonne topside built for the high voltage substation of the 400 MW Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm left Schiedam last weekend and is en route to Esbjerg, Denmark.

The transportation of the topside is being carried out by Royal Wagenborg, using the company's largest tug, Waterland, and the largest barge, Wagenborg Barge 9.  A specialized team of Wagenborg ballast engineers assisted during the load-out at the quay side of the HSM premises in Schiedam, where the topside was built.

Upon arrival at the port of Esbjerg, the two vessels will await further instructions from Stanislav Yudin, the heavy-lifting vessel installing the topside offshore.

Developed by Vattenfall, Horns Rev 3 is situated off the west coast of Denmark, and is expected to generate green power for some 450,000 households when fully operational. The first turbines at Horns Rev 3 are expected to be connected in 2017.