Sif Group has published a photo of its new site at Maasvlakte in Rotterdam accommodating, among others, piles for the Beatrice offshore wind farm foundations and monopiles for the Rentel offshore wind farm.
The company was awarded a contract to deliver pin piles for the Beatrice project last year. The piling at the 588MW UK offshore wind farm is already well under way and is being carried out by Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL).
Together with Smulders, Sif has been contracted by GeoSea for the production of foundations for the 309MW Rentel offshore wind farm in the Belgian North Sea. All 42 monopiles are being produced by Sif, while the transition pieces will be produced by Sif in joint venture with Smulders, whereby Sif will produce the primary steel and Smulders will be responsible for the outfitting of the transition pieces.
Back in June 2015, the company signed and agreement with the Port of Rotterdam for the construction of a production, storage and load-out terminal at Maasvlakte 2. Sif is using the 42-hectare terminal to produce steel foundations for offshore wind farms and the oil and gas industry.
The company completed the first monopiles, produced for the Galloper offshore wind farm, at its new assembly facility in Rotterdam in September 2016.
The first 150 meters of the new quay were ready at the beginning of this year, and the entire site is scheduled to be put into operation in July.