Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel Aeolus has successfully completed the installation of 31 turbines on monopiles at the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm.
Dutch marine contractor Van Oord was responsible for the design, engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the foundations, inter-array cables and offshore substation. The offshore installation vessel Aeolus was deployed for the transport and installation of the wind turbines. In January, Van Oord installed the last of 31 monopiles.
Cable installation vessel Nexus and trencher Dig-It completed the installation and burial of more than 40 kilometers of inter-array cables in July.
Installation and cabling of the 2 Mono Bucket foundations and their turbines are scheduled for the 4th quarter this year. Upon completion of the project, the 269MW wind farm will supply enough renewable energy to meet the needs of around 328,000 households per year. First turbines are delivering power since the end of July.
Owned by Northland Power, the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm will contribute to Germany’s renewable energy transition.