Ballast Nedam to build foundations for 288-MW wind farm off Germany
Aug 6, 2014 - Dutch builder Ballast Nedam NV (AMS:BALNE) said Tuesday it has agreed to construct the foundations for a 288-MW offshore wind farm in the German North Sea developed by German utility E.on AG's (ETR:EOAN).
The Amrumbank West wind farm will consist of 80 wind turbines with a capacity of 3.6 MW each. E.on began work on the EUR-1-billion (USD 1.3bn) project in January 2014.
Ballast Nedam will erect the monopiles using its heavy lift vessel (HLV) Svanen, which is already at the site. It will also take care of the structures' transportation. Construction is to kick off in August.
The offshore wind park is located 37 km northwest of the island of Helgoland. The facility will produce enough power for around 300,000 homes upon completion, which is expected in the autumn of 2015.
Ballast Nedam’s HLV Svanen has installed more than 500 offshore wind turbine foundations to date. The company builds and develops a range of projects and also provides engineering and material procurement services.