August 15 (Renewables Now) - Marine contractor Jan De Nul Group has been hired to install the turbines at the 604.8-MW Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea, off the Danish coast.
The deal was awarded by Vattenfall Vindkraft Kriegers Flak P/S, part of Swedish state-owned utility Vattenfall AB, which is the project’s developer. Under its terms, Jan De Nul will be in charge of transporting and installing the 72 Siemens Gamesa turbines, each of 8.4 MW.
Jan De Nul plans to start erecting the machines in the first quarter of 2021, expecting the installation to take four months. This will not be the company’s first task under the project, for which it already built, towed and installed two gravity-based foundations for the offshore high voltage stations.
When completed, Kriegers Flak will be capable of generating enough electricity to meet the power demand of some 600,000 Danish households. The wind farm is slated to begin production by the end of 2021.