Bokalift 1 Starts Installing East Anglia ONE Pin Piles
Bokalift 1 in Teesport at the end of March. Source: PD Ports
16 April 2018
The recently converted self-propelled DP2 crane vessel Bokalift 1 has started installing foundation pin piles on the 102-turbine East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm in the UK North Sea waters, Boskalis told Offshore WIND.
This is the vessel’s first contract since undergoing conversion and being put back into operation.
Located 43km off the Suffolk Coast, the 714MW East Anglia ONE will comprise 102 Siemens Gamesa 7MW wind turbines installed on jacket foundations.
60 of the jacket foundations and the accompanying pin piles are being manufactured by the UAE-based Lamprell, with the remaining 42 jackets and pin piles being delivered by the Spanish joint venture between Navantia and Windar.
In January 2017, Van Oord and Seajacks won contracts to install the jacket foundations at East Anglia ONE, with Seajacks Scylla as the main installation vessel and Van Oord being in charge of logistics for all the jacket foundations and the pin piles and the transport to the marshalling port. SOURCE: OW