Scylla Getting Ready to Help Out with Veja Mate Turbine Installation
On Sunday morning, the jack-up vessel Seajacks Scylla arrived at the Port of Esbjerg to be commissioned for the upcoming installation of wind turbines at the Veja Mate offshore wind farm in Germany.
The vessel is expected to be put into service in January 2017, and will take part in turbine installation at the 402MW offshore wind farm using Port of Esbjerg as the base port. In 2015, Siemens awarded Fred. Olsen Windcarrier a contract to erect Veja Mate’s wind turbines. The company will deploy its jack-up vessel Bold Tern on the job.
Veja Mate will consist of 67 SWT-6.0-154 wind turbines. Commissioning is planned to start in 2017 and the project is expected to be operational in late 2017/ early 2018.
The last of 67 foundations was installed at the end of the last month with the positioning of the last transition piece. Foundation installation began in April 2016 when OWF, part of Boskalis, installed the first monopile at the site by using Seajacks Scylla. Seajacks Zaratan was used for the installation of the transition pieces.
Veja Mate is a EUR 1.9 billion offshore wind project owned by the Highland Group Holdings Ltd, Siemens Financial Services, and CI II managed by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners.