SAL to Give Horns Rev 3 Transition Pieces a Lift

GeoSea has awarded SAL Heavy Lift with a contract for shipment of a total of 49 transition pieces for the Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm in the Danish North Sea.

Image for illustrative purposes only. Source: Hafencity Studios/ Martin Haag/SAL heavy Lift

The project will start in early July and run for a period of approximately 65 days, the Hamburg-based sea transport specialist said.

The assignment includes the transportation of TPs from fabrication yards in Aalborg, Denmark and Vlissingen, the Netherlands to the project port of Esbjerg in Denmark.

SAL will prepare a full HSSE and Quality plan, create the technical design and finalize the engineering work, execute procurement as well as fabrication of five TP grillages and one lifting tool and get the vessel ready to load the first units.

Philip Stackmann, Project Manager – SAL, said: “We are proud that GeoSea placed their trust in us for this time-critical project. Looking at a tight time schedule, we draw on past experience and expertise to ensure a safe and successful project. With our ready-made designs for TP grillages and TP lifting tools, which can be modified to the specific needs of our clients, it was possible to meet the demanding requirements of our client.”

GeoSea, part of DEME Group, and SAL are currently cooperating on the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm project, where SAL is in charge of transporting 174 monopile foundations and 68 TPs.

Vattenfall is developing the 406.7MW Horns Rev 3 wind farm north-west of Blåvands Huk on the Danish west coast. The wind farm will comprise 49 MHI Vestas 8.3MW wind turbines installed on monopile foundations and scheduled for commissioning in 2020.