On Sunday 24 February, the topside for the offshore substation of the Northland Power’s Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm was loaded on the pontoon at the Damen Shiprepair yard in Vlissingen, the Netherlands. The jacket was loaded on the pontoon earlier that week.
The topside will set sail to the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm as soon as all is ready and provided that weather allows it.
The joint venture Smulders-Eiffage was chosen by Van Oord for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the topside and jacket. Smulders was to cover the steel constructions, architectural outfitting, sea fastening and load out of the topside plus the steel construction, sea fastening and load out of the jacket. Our partner CG was responsible for the HV/MV, while Eiffage was in charge of the LX/AUX.
The Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm, owned by Northland Power, will be an impressive wind farm with 33 turbines, situated 95 kilometers northwest of Germany’s Borkum Island. The wind farm will have a total capacity of 269 megawatts, which will be sufficient to power approximately 328,000 households.