Heerema to Install XL Foundations at He Dreiht Offshore Wind Farm

EnBW has awarded Heerema Marine Contractors with the contract to transport and install the turbine foundations at the 900 MW He Dreiht offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.

The work includes the transport and installation of 64 monopiles and transition pieces.

During operations, Heerema will use the IHC IQIP double-walled noise mitigation system NMS-10,000 amongst other systems to reduce noise pollution, the company said.

”We are delighted to be EnBW’s chosen contractor, and we must credit the Heerema team and our client for their excellent collaboration in finding the most suited solutions for the He Dreiht project,” Heerema CEO, Koos-Jan van Brouwershaven said.

The monopile foundations will support Vestas’ flagship V236-15.0 MW wind turbines. He Dreiht will be the first project to feature this model, and the first wind farm to feature a turbine model with an individual capacity of 15 MW or more.

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Heerema’s Offshore Wind Director, Jeroen van Oosten said: ”We are committed to increasing our market share in large monopile installations for offshore wind, and are proud to be chosen to enable EnBW to deliver 900 MW of renewable energy.”

Located 90 kilometers northwest of Borkum and about 110 kilometres west of Heligoland, the subsidy-free He Dreiht is scheduled to go into operation in 2025.

EnBW He Dreiht Project Director, Jörn Däinghaus said: ”Heerema is a contractor with a high level of experience and excellent technological know-how. We look forward to working with Heerema to develop and install our first subsidy-free offshore windpark.”

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