Joint venture partners Navantia and Windar will load the first of 29 jacket foundations for the Wikinger offshore wind farm onto a barge this week.
The foundations for Iberdrola’s 350MW offshore wind farm in Germany are being constructed at the Navantia facilities in Fene, Northern Spain.
After the first jacket is placed on a barge, the remaining foundations will be loaded on transport ships in batches of 4 jackets. Piles for the jackets will be loaded by Windar at the Avilés harbour.
Wikinger will comprise 70 foundations, supporting Adwen’s 5MW wind turbines, with Bladt Industries in charge of supplying the remaining 41 jackets.
The installation of the first foundations at the offshore wind farm site started in April.
The EUR 1.4 billion Wikinger is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2017.