Wind Energy – Germany
Jan De Nul has announced it has officially started the T&I contract for the construction of Orsted’s 242MW Gode Wind 3 and 900MW Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farm in Germany.
A first batch of three monopile foundations left Steelwind’s yard in Nordenham, Germany, headed for Eemshaven in The Netherlands, which is part of Groningen Seaports.
Jan De Nul’s scope includes the transport and installation of 106 wind turbine monopile foundations and one offshore substation foundation, including associated topside.
Subcontractor Wagenborg has deployed its vessel Wagenborg Barge 8 for the transport of the monopiles foundations.
In summer Jan De Nul’s brand-new heavy lift vessel Les Alizés will arrive on site and install the first monopile foundation offshore, a baptism of fire for this brand-new vessel. Les Alizés was delivered by the CMHI Shipyard in China in January 2023 and is currently sailing to Eemshaven.
Both wind farms will use 11MW Siemens Gamesa turbines and are located in the German North Sea.
Delivery is foreseen to be completed in 2024.