Deutsche Bucht wind turbines installed offshore Germany

The offshore installation vessel Aeolus at the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.
The offshore installation vessel Aeolus at the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.
(Courtesy Van Oord)

Offshore staff

ROTTERDAM, the Netherlands Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel Aeolus has installed 31 turbines on monopiles at the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.

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 deployed for the transport and installation of the wind turbines.

In January, the company installed the last of 31 monopiles. In July, the cable installation vessel Nexus and trencher Dig-It installed and buried more than 40 km (25 mi) of inter array cables.

Installation and cabling of the two mono bucket foundations and their turbines are planned for 4Q.

Owned by Northland Power, the 269-MW Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm is expected to meet the needs of about 328,000 households per year.

At the end of July, the first turbine began delivering power to the German grid.

All 33 turbines are expected to be operational by the end of the year, according to Northland Power.

08/30/2019

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