Tag Archive for monopiles

EEW SPC to deliver monopiles for Fryslân Wind Farm

Steel manufacturer EEW SPC will produce the 89 monopiles for the 382.7 Fryslân Wind Farm which will rise south of the Afsluitdijk near Breezanddijk. The German producer was contracted by Van Oord Offshore Wind BV. Van Oord is partner, together with Siemens Gamesa, in the Zuiderzeewind consortium, the main contractor for the wind farm. EEW SPC…

First monopile installed at Borssele III & IV

Van Oord’s installation vessel Aeolus has completed the installation of the first monopile at the Borssele III & IV offshore wind farm. Van Oord will install in total 77 monopiles at the 731.5 MW wind farm. Borssele III & IV is being built 22 kilometres off the coast of the Province of Zeeland and is a project…

Foundation installation Borssele 1 & 2 to start in December

At the moment several companies are busy prducing the components for the 752 MW Borssele 1 & 2 Offshore Wind Farm which will rise off the coast of Vlissingen. Wind farm owner Ørsted expects the first foundation installation activities to start by mid-December. Borssele 1 & 2 will comprise 94 8MW turbines from Siemens Gamesa.…

Van Oord’s Aeolus completes Deutsche Bucht turbine installation job

Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel Aeolus has successfully completed the installation of 31 turbines on monopiles at the 269 MW Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm. As the Balance of Plant contractor, Van Oord was responsible for the design, engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the foundations, inter array cables and offshore substation. The Aeolus was…

Sif receives Hollandse Kust (zuid) monopile order

Steel manufacturer Sif Holding n.v. announced it will provide 114 monopiles for 3 of the 4 Hollandse Kust (zuid) offshore wind farm zones. The announcement came just one day after Vattenfall was awarded the tender for the Hollandse Kust (zuid) 3 & 4 wind farm zones. Vattenfall already won the bid for Hollandse Kust (zuid) 1…

Sif to provide monopiles for first large-scale US OWF

Sif Holding n.v. has been awarded a contract for the manufacturing of 84 monopiles for the 800 MW Vineyard Wind offshore wind project. Located around 14 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, it will be the first large-scale wind farm to rise in US waters. Sif will manufacture the monopiles and store them at its Maasvlakte 2 facility…

Sif to build Borssele V monopiles

Sif Holding n.v. has been contracted by the Two Towers consortium to build the two monopiles for the Borssele V innovation site.  One of the monopiles will have a slip joint connection, the connection between the monopile foundation and the transition piece that connects the foundation and the tower. This has traditionally been a flanged…

Preparations underway for GBM Works’ innovative vibro-drill test

At the moment, Dutch GBM Works is working together with partners at the Maasvlakte to prepare a pilot test of their GBM Vibro-drill, a new, sustainable, and cost-effective method of installing monopiles. Founded by Ben Arntz and Nick Noordam, GBM Works developed the ‘Vibro-drill’ method that uses vibrating elements at the bottom of the pole…

Foundation suppliers Borssele 1+2 announced

Ørsted announced the suppliers for the monopiles and transition pieces for the 752 MW offshore wind farm Borssele 1+2. Sif and EEW SPC received the contract for the delivery of half of the 94 monopile foundations for the Siemens Gamesa 8 MW turbines while Danish Bladt Industries and EEW OSB will deliver 35 transition pieces,…

TWD introduces monopile seafastening system

Engineering company TWD has designed an innovative seafastening system to transport monopiles to an offshore wind farm in a more cost-effective way. The system is suitable for monopiles of all sizes, including those up to the 11m diameter in the foreseeable future without any changes to the support structure. The innovative seafastening consists of two…