Van Oord installs all foundations for Kriegers Flak offshore wind project
Van Oord's installation vessel Svanen arrives at the site of the Kriegers Flak project. Image by Van Oord (www.vanoord.com)
Van Oord has completed the installation of all 72 foundations for the 604.8-MW Kriegers Flak offshore wind project in the Baltic Sea.
The Dutch marine contractor said it had deployed a total of ten vessels to carry out its part of the work, which also involved transporting 72 monopiles from Rostock, Germany, to the site off the coast of Denmark. Its heavy lift vessel Svanen did the pile driving, during which a double bubble curtain was used to reduce the underwater noise.
The installation of the foundations was completed in a little over three months.
The project developer, Swedish utility Vattenfall AB, said separately that the next on the Kriegers Flak schedule is the installation of cables and turbines.
It expects to complete the cable installation and testing in November and start erecting the turbines in early 2021.
Kriegers Flak will be Denmark's largest offshore wind farm when complete. It is planned to commence operation by the end of 2021.
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