BigRoll Beaufort loads Ocean Wind 1 monopile sections in Rostock
Jumbo-SAL-Alliance has been tagged in by Ørsted to transport monopile sections from Germany to the United States for the Ocean Wind 1 project. The company’s chartered deck carrier BigRoll Beaufort was recently in Rostock, loading ta batch of project cargo and heading out for its second of five consecutive voyages to the Paulsboro Marine Terminal in New Jersey.
The vessel loaded monopile sections that weigh up to 608 metric tons. The Jumbo-SAL-Alliance will transport a total of 150 monopile sections from Rostock to the project site. According to the alliance, further engineering, design and fabrication of grillage a seafastening are part of the scope.
In September, New Jersey’s first offshore wind farm received final approval of its Construction and Operations Plan (COP). Ocean Wind 1 is located 15 miles off the coast of southern New Jersey. The project will have up to 98 turbines in the offshore lease area. These are GE Haliade-X turbines with a 12 MW production capacity, for a total of 1,100 MW.
Construction will start in Fall 2023. The project is scheduled for operations in 2025, with final commissioning in 2026.