A photo of IHC IQIP noise mitigation system deployed during monopile installation

IQIP to Deliver Noise Mitigation System for He Dreiht OWF

EnBW has awarded IQIP with a contract for the delivery of a noise mitigation system which will be used during the installation of monopiles at EnBW’s He Dreiht offshore wind farm in Germany.

IHC IQIP noise mitigation system

The Dutch company will manufacture and deliver a double-walled noise protection system called NMS-10,000 which will reduce the noise induced by pile driving together with other components, so that the project could be in compliance with the relevant noise mitigation regulations.

While EnBW already pre-selected Vestas’s 15 MW wind turbine model in July, the foundation manufacturer(s) and installer(s) have not yet been chosen, according to the information currently available.

In February of this year, the developer contracted German company Jörss — Blunck — Ordemann to provide a detailed design of wind turbine substructures and foundations for the He Dreiht project, and issued a tender for the installation of foundations the same month.

EnBW secured rights to develop the 900 MW offshore wind farm in April 2017 by placing a zero-subsidy bid in the first competitive tender in Germany.

The start of offshore works is expected in the first quarter of 2024, with the wind farm expected to be fully commissioned in the fourth quarter of 2025.