Wagenborg pontoons moving Kaskasi wind farm components
Royal Wagenborg’s towage unit, Wagenborg Towage, has deployed three of its pontoons to deliver project cargo for the Kaskasi offshore wind farm being developed by RWE. Wagenborg noted that its Barge 7, 8 and 10 have been rented to move parts for the offshore wind farm.
Each pontoon sails several times from Aalborg to Eemshaven to deliver the wind turbine components for the wind farm. Eemshaven serves as a base for the construction of the Kaskasi wind farm that is being built above Helgoland. The wind turbine components for this park are manufactured in Aalborg, Denmark.
Once in Eemshaven, Wagenborg supplies tugs that assist with the entry, turning, shifting and departure of the pontoon and during ballasting.
Kaskasi offshore wind farm
Kaskasi offshore wind farm is to be constructed 35 kilometres north of the island of Heligoland. The wind farm will comprise of a total of 38 Siemens Gamesa wind turbines, each with an installed capacity of up to nine megawatts (MW). The wind turbines will be installed on monopile foundations.
Once all 38 wind turbines are fully operational at the end of 2022, Kaskasi offshore wind farm will supply the equivalent of approximately 400,000 households with green electricity.