Offshore wind

Heerema completes jacket installation for Hornsea 2 substations

PRESS RELEASE – Heerema’s heavy-lift vessel Sleipnir has completed its second project in the wind sector this season; the transportation and installation of two foundation jackets for Ørsted’s Hornsea 2 wind farm. The jackets will provide the foundation project’s two substations. 

Ørsted’s Hornsea 2 wind farm is located approximately 89 km off the Yorkshire coast in the North Sea, and the project will consist of 165 turbines with a combined total capacity of 1.4 GW.

Sleipnir installed to two jackets, 5,000-tonne one for the OSS platform and a 1,500-tonne one for the Reactive Compensation Station (RCS), a platform needed to enbale the power transmission through the long shore cables.

With the successful installation, a 2-year project in close cooperation with Ørsted, their fabricator SMOE in Batam, and the transportation subcontractor Biglift, has come to an end. Heerema will be back to complete further works  at Hornsea 2 in 2021.

Sleipnir has meanwhile moved to its next assignment to install the Tolmount Platform in the Southern North Sea.

Author: Adnan Bajic

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