Jan De Nul to install monopiles, topsides at two wind farms offshore Germany

Oct. 13, 2021
This will be the first assignment for the company’s crane vessel Les Alizés.

Offshore staff

LUXEMBOURG Ørsted Wind Power S/A has awarded Jan De Nul Group a transport and installation contract for the Gode Wind 3 and Borkum Riffgrund 3 projects in the German North Sea.

The work scope includes the transport and installation of 106 wind turbine monopile foundations and one offshore substation foundation and topsides. For the first time, Ørsted is expected to use monopiles that do not need a transition piece to connect turbine and foundation. Before installation, scour protection will be installed at all 107 monopiles locations.

The work is expected to start in 2023 and will be the first assignment for the company’s newbuild installation vessel Les Alizés. The vessel is expected to be delivered next year.

The 242-MW Gode Wind 3 and 900-MW Borkum Riffgrund 3 wind farms will both use 11-MW Siemens Gamesa turbines.

Subject to Ørsted’s final investment decision, the projects are expected to be fully commissioned in 2024 and 2025, respectively.