First Monopile Foundation Stands in US Federal Waters

The first monopile foundation has been installed at the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project, the first in U.S. federal waters.

Source: Ørsted

CVOW will comprise two Siemens Gamesa 6 MW turbines installed some 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach.

Ørsted’s spokesperson told that the second monopile foundation is also due to be installed in a couple of days.

EEW SPC built the two foundations and two transition pieces and sent them off from its quay facilities in the port of Rostock, Germany, in mid-April.

On 20 May, Jan De Nul’s jack-up vessel Vole au vent departed from the Port of Halifax, Canada, to the project site carrying the monopile foundation components.

The jack-up will reportedly return to Halifax two more times, to load the turbine towers in the second trip and then to load the nacelles and the blades in the third return.