Van Oord completes turbine installation at Deutsche Bucht

Turbine installation at North Sea wind farm Deutsche Bucht. Northland Power’s Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm is located in the North Sea, more than 100 kilometres from the mainland in the German Exclusive Economic Zone. The power plant with 33 wind turbines of type V164-8.4 by MHI Vestas will provide a grid capacity of close to 269 megawatts.

Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel Aeolus has successfully completed the installation of 31 turbines on monopiles at the 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 deployed for the transport and installation of the wind turbines. In January, Van Oord installed the last of 31 monopiles. Cable installation vessel Nexus and trencher Dig-It completed the installation and burial of more than 40 kilometres of inter-array cables in July.

“The Deutsche Bucht project reached another great achievement with the installation of the 31 wind turbines. We are proud of the Deutsche Bucht project team and their partners contributing to the rapid construction of the wind farm,” says Jens Poulsen, Project Director Northland Deutsche Bucht

Installation and cabling of the two Mono Bucket foundations and their turbines are planned for the fourth quarter this year. Upon completion of the project, the 269MW wind farm will supply enough renewable energy to meet the needs of approximately 328,000 households per year. First turbines are delivering power since end of July. The Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm is owned by Northland Power.

Author: Adnan Bajic

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