Two transport barges towed both components to the construction site, located about 100 km’s from the German mainland in the German Exclusive Economic Zone.
The heavy lift vessel Seaway Strashnov first anchored the jacket in the seabed, and then lifted the roughly 2,700- ton topside onto the foundation. On Tuesday, the heart of the 269 MW North Sea wind farm Deutsche Bucht was installed: the offshore substation.
“With the installation of the offshore substation completed, we have once more accomplished another milestone on schedule,” says Jens Poulsen, Project Director at Northland Deutsche Bucht.
“In the future, this offshore substation will convert the power generated by our 33 turbines, transforming it from 33 to 155 kv for further transmission.” Once completed, Deutsche Bucht’s 8.4 MW turbines are expected to produce an annual output of more than 1.1 billion kw-hours of energy, supplying approximately 328,000 households with power.
“With our offshore wind farm Deutsche Bucht, we are making another contribution to the expansion of renewable energy and supporting the global energy transition,” Poulsen adds.