Dutch companies support foundation installation for Ørsted’s Gode Wind 3 OWF

Ørsted reached a major milestone in the construction of its 242 MW Gode Wind 3 offshore wind farm in the German North Sea with the installation of the first foundation. Several Dutch companies contribute to this activity.

Gode Wind 3 is one of two projects that the Danish energy company is constructing in the German North Sea. Together with the 900 MW Borkum Riffgrund 3, it will be able to produce enough green energy to power the equivalent of one million German homes.

The two projects combined will have a total of 106 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 11 MW. With a rotor diameter of 200 metres, they’ll be the largest offshore wind turbines in the German North Sea to date.

Maiden project for Les Alizés

Jan De Nul Group was awarded the T&I contract for the construction of both wind farms in Germany. The contract was important for Jan de Nul as it is the maiden project for its new Next-Gen heavy lift vessel Les Alizés. The vessel will transport and install 106 wind turbine monopile foundations without transition pieces and one offshore substation foundation, including associated topside. The vessel features a 5,000mt Huisman Tub Mounted Crane and 3,500mt Monopile Spreader Bar. BOW Terminal in Eemshaven is used as marshalling location for both projects.

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Debut for IQIP’s latest Hydrohammer

The project is also a debut for IQIP’s newest Hydrohammer® IQ6 is being used for the first time. In addition, IQIP’s innovative noise mitigation solution, PULSE, is contributing to to minimize the impact of noise from pile driving activities on marine life.

In addition, Jack-Up Barge’s jack-up platform JB 117 was also contributing to the project.

Source images: Ørsted

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