According to MANA, The installation works are planned for 2017, when Van Oord will install the US$1.4 billion project’s 60 monopiles and transition piece foundations.
For installing foundations at the Arkona offshore wind project, Van Oord intends to deploy its heavy lift installation vessel ‘Svanen’.
“The installation strategy is based on the proven feeder concept bringing foundation components floating to the Svanen at the installation site,” said Arnoud Kuis, Managing Director of Van Oord Offshore Wind Projects. “This method has been optimized over recent years resulting in highly efficient installation cycles.’
With an installed capacity of 385MW the Arkona offshore wind project will be located more than 35 kilometres North of Rügen Island in Germany and will be able to supply renewable energy to 400,000 households.
E.ON will have responsibility for building and operating the wind farm. The energy company Statoil will have a 50 per cent stake and be involved in the project from the start.