Jumbo completes Hornsea Two campaign

Jumbo Shipping has completed the final shipment for the 1.4 GW offshore wind farm Hornsea Two to Eemshaven last month. With this shipment, performed by their vessel Fairmaster, Jumbo completed the transportation campaign for DEME Group.

Jumbo Maritime was contracted by DEME Group, responsible for the transport & installation of both the foundations and wind turbines for the wind farm, in March 2020. Jumbo’s scope included the design and fabrication of Transition Pieces (TP) grillages and monopile saddles and the transportation and precise handling of monopiles and TPs from Rostock and Aalborg, Denmark, to Eemshaven. Eemshaven is the base port for the installation of the Hornsea Two foundations.

Over the course of a year, the company made 37 trips, transporting a total of 141monopiles and 131 TPs. The monopiles have diameters varying between 8.3m, 8.8m, 9.3m and 9.5m and weigh between 775tons and 1285 tons. The TPs each weigh 345tons and have a diameter of 6.5m.

In total, 60 crew, over 20 shore staff, and 3 port captains were all closely involved with this project. Every sailing for the duration of the project was run on biofuel, helping to reduce our environmental footprint, Jumbo said.

The Hornsea Two Offshore Wind Farm, located approximately 89 km off the Yorkshire coast in the North Sea and adjacent to Hornsea One, the world’s largest offshore wind farm. The wind farm features 165 Siemens Gamesa 8MW turbines. Once complete, this project will power the equivalent of well over 1.3 million homes. It is a project by Danish energy company Ørsted. Source: Jumbo

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