Jan De Nul’s offshore installation vessel Taillevent has left Eemshaven with a first load of turbine components to be installed on the Trianel Windpark Borkum II (TWBII) offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.
Taillevent is loading the turbine components at the Buss Terminal Eemshaven in sets of three and transporting them to the installation site some 40 kilometres north of the island of Borkum.
In total, the jack-up will transport and install 32 Senvion 6.2M152 turbines at the 200MW wind farm.
The turbine installation, initially scheduled to start mid-April, was postponed until summer after Senvion had filed for self-administration in April 2019.
By then, 15 of the 32 Senvion 6.2M152 wind turbines had already been delivered and transported to the base port in Eemshaven.
The remaining 17 of the 32 wind turbines are expected to be delivered in autumn 2019. The wind farm is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.
Trianel Windpark Borkum II, the developer of the project, is owned by EWE AG with a share of 37.5 percent, and a joint venture of the power utility of the city of Zurich with 24.51 percent. The Stadtwerke-Kooperation Trianel together with 17 municipal utilities from Germany holds a share of 37.99 percent.