Dajin Nordseecluster foundations

First Steel Cut for Nordseecluster A Foundations

China’s Dajin Heavy Industry has started the manufacturing of the foundations for RWE’s Nordseecluster A, the first phase of the 1.6 GW Nordseecluster project being built in the German North Sea.

Dajin Nordseecluster foundations
Source: Dajin Heavy Industry via LinkedIn

The project, featuring a TP-Less structure, has entered the production stage after its initial cutting ceremony held at the Dajin Penglai facility on 28 May.

The Nordseecluster is being implemented in two phases, the 660 MW Nordseecluster A and the 900 MW Nordseecluster B, each comprising two offshore wind farms.

RWE, the developer of the project, selected Dajin Heavy Industry to supply 104 foundations for the 1.6 GW Nordseecluster.

Of the 104 foundations in total, 44 are reserved for this initial stage.

The foundations will be installed by Van Oord’s brand-new offshore installation vessel Boreas, currently being built by Yantai CIMC Raffles Shipyard (YCRO) in China.

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The TP-Less monopiles will support Vestas’ V236-15.0 MW wind turbines, which will be installed by Havfram Wind, using its installation vessels Norse Wind and Norse Energi.

By the beginning of 2027, all 44 wind turbines of the Nordseecluster A are planned to be connected to the grid. The 60 turbines of Nordseecluster B are scheduled to start commercial operation from the beginning of 2029.

This week, RWE made the final investment decision to build the Nordseecluster project in the German North Sea, about 50 kilometres north of Juist Island.

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