Jack Up Barge will work together with Van Oord on the 269 MW Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm in the German Bight. The company has signed a contract with Van Oord Offshore Wind GmbH in Hamburg for the accommodation and supply of Balance of Plant operations. Jack Up Barge will deploy its jack-up platform JB-115.
Van Oord is currently carrying out Balance of Plant activities for wind farm owner, the Canadian energy producer Northland Power. The activities include the design, engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the foundations, the connecting cables, the high-voltage offshore station and for transporting the wind turbines.
Jack Up Barge and Van Oord have already worked together before on several projects. Jack Up Barge’s Leander van den Berge recently oversaw the JB-115’s return from a similar project for two offshore platforms of the Kriegers Flak wind farm in the Danish part of the Baltic Sea. “After Kriegers Flak we made special adjustments to the vessel to get it fully certified and ready to go out on this project,” he says. “For this Deutsche Bucht project we are again providing offshore accommodation for a total crew of around 100 people, including internet and catering. Furthermore, we will be delivering crane assistance with full coverage of the topside platform, thanks to the JB-115’s 300-tonne crane.”
Deutsche Bucht Offshore Wind Farm
Deutsche Bucht is located 100 km off the German coast, in the German Bight. In total, 33 MHI Vestas’ V164-8.4 MW wind turbines with 80 metre rotor blades will produce enough energy to provide more than 328,000 households with green energy annually. The wind farm is due to be fully operational by the end of 2019. Photo: Jack Up Barge