EWE half-way through installing Riffgat wind farm foundation
(SeeNews) – Jul 30, 2012 - German energy company EWE AG and its project partner Enova said they have already installed 15 of the 30 foundation pillars of the 108 MW Rifgatt wind farm off the coast of Borkum, northern Germany.
The offshore farm is slated for completion for the summer of 2013. Construction works started in May 2012.
This project will use a new noise reduction system -- a double-walled steel pipe will be put over the pillars to lower the noise. Additional noise reduction will be achieved through the air bubble curtain, which will form between the foundation pillars and the steel pipes.