Veja Mate Enters Turbine Installation Phase

The Veja Mate offshore wind farm project has entered the turbine installation phase with two of the wind farm installation vessels (WFIVs) contracted for the task currently loading the first batch of turbine components at the Port of Esbjerg in Denmark, according to Siemens.

Seajacks Scylla at the Port of Esbjerg. Source: Port of Esbjerg

The two WFIVs tasked with installing the 67 Siemens SWT-6.0-154 wind turbines at the 402MW wind farm are Seajacks Scylla and Fred Olsen Windcarrier’s Bold Tern.

Seajacks Scylla had already worked on the project, installing 67 monopiles at the site located some 95km north west of the island of Borkum in the German exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Seajacks Zaratan installed all of the transition pieces at the site.

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.

The wind farm is expected to be fully operational by late 2017/early 2018.