The first monopile has been installed at the Arcadis Ost I wind farm, and IQIP has joined DEME and Parkwind in celebrating this achievement.
The wind farm is one of the first to use ten-meter-diameter monopiles, resulting in some of the world’s largest wind turbines. The installation is significant for IQIP because it is the first to combine an innovative range of new equipment, which was specifically engineered and manufactured in response to the offshore wind energy industry’s move toward larger wind turbines.
IQIP is assisting the contractor, DEME, and project developer, Parkwind, with the foundation installation at Arcadis Ost I, a 257 MW offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea.
DEME and Parkwind will achieve a faster and more efficient monopile installation, with improved deck safety and reduced environmental impact, compared to traditional installation methods, by combining several of IQIP’s innovative tools on the project.
More than 80% of the wind turbines in North Sea wind farms are currently built on monopile foundations. Larger wind turbines generate more renewable energy, and since monopiles are the most common foundation design for offshore wind turbines, new equipment and manufacturing methods are needed to facilitate their installation.
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