DEME Offshore’s jack-up vessel Innovation has loaded the first set of monopiles to be installed on the Borssele 1+2 offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea.
Innovation loaded the first set of monopiles at Sif’s facility on Maasvlakte 2 in the Port of Rotterdam.
DEME is in charge of transporting and installing the 94 monopile foundations on Ørsted’s 752MW wind farm. Each foundation consists of a monopile, an anode cage, a bolted transition piece, and a pre-installed scour protection.
The monopiles are manufactured and delivered by Sif and EEW SPC. The transition pieces are produced and delivered by EEW OSB and Bladt Industries.
DEME Offshore will also transport and install the 94 Siemens Gamesa 8MW turbines at the site.
Located some 23 kilometres off the coast of Zeeland, the Borssele 1+2 offshore wind farm is expected to be commissioned by the end of 2020.