EnBW to Start Building Albatros OWF in September

Illustration; Image source: GeoSea

EnBW will start the construction works on its 112MW Albatros offshore wind farm in Germany in September, according to the company’s latest press release in which it reported financial results for the first quarter of 2018.

The Germany-based developer announced the start of construction on its Hohe See and Albatros wind farms in April, when the foundation installation kicked off at Hohe See, as the development of the two adjacent offshore wind farms is being carried out as a joint project.

Siemens Gamesa is the general contractor for the turbines, foundations and transformer station for the Albatros, with Belgian company GeoSea (DEME Group) appointed as the subcontractor responsible for the foundations and Fred. Olsen Windcarrier contracted to transport and install the project’s 16 wind turbines.

The installation of Siemens Gamesa 7MW wind turbines and the transformer station are scheduled to start next year, and both wind farms are due to be put into operation by the end of 2019.

According to EnBW, the two wind farms are the largest offshore wind project currently being constructed in Germany.

Hohe See and Albatros have a total capacity of 609MW and require 87 wind turbines and just as many monopiles and transition pieces to be installed across the two sites. At peak times, more than 500 employees will be working at the sites, with 40 ships involved in the construction work, the developer said.

Offshore WIND Staff

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