Vattenfall has awarded Jan De Nul with a contract to provide a wind turbine installation vessel for the 605MW Kriegers Flak offshore wind project in the Danish Baltic Sea.
The contract covers the supply of a wind turbine installation vessel for the transport of wind turbine components, and the support of the installation works of the wind turbine contractor on Kriegers Flak.
The Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm will feature 72 Siemens Gamesa 8.4MW turbines installed 15-40 kilometres off the Danish coast and scheduled to be fully operational before the end of 2021.
The contract marks Jan De Nul’s return to Kriegers Flak. The offshore specialist was also in charge of engineering, constructing, and installing two gravity based foundations for two offshore substations, serving both the future Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm, as well as being an interconnector between the Danish and the German grid. The work was carried out on behalf of Denmark’s Energinet and Germany’s 50Hertz.
Vattenfall has recently marked the start of construction of Kriegers Flak after the Rostock-based EEW Special Pipe Constructions GmbH started manufacturing the first monopile for the project.