EEW Offshore Structures Britain (OSB) has completed the load-out of the first six transition pieces built for the Borssele 1+2 offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea.
The Teesside-based company will manufacture and deliver a total of 35 transition pieces for Ørsted’s 752MW wind farm. ALE Heavy Lift is providing the transportation services. Denmark’s Bladt Industries is in charge of manufacturing and delivering the remaining 59 transition pieces.
EEW SPC, the parent company of EEW OSB, will deliver 47 monopiles for the wind farm. Dutch offshore foundations specialist Sif Holding will produce the remaining 47 monopiles.
47 monopiles, 94 transition pieces, and 94 anode cages will be shipped from Denmark, Germany, and the UK to Maasvlakte 2 in the Port of Rotterdam, where they will be assembled and prepared for offshore construction.
GeoSea, part of DEME Offshore, is in charge of transporting and installing the monopile foundations.
The Borssele 1+2 offshore wind farm will comprise 94 Siemens Gamesa 8MW turbines installed some 23km off the coast of Zeeland. A2SEA, part of GeoSea, will provide installation vessel capacity to transport and install the wind turbines.
Ørsted plans to have the project commissioned by the end of 2020.