Svanen bags Kriegers Flak Foundations
The monopiles will be transported floating from Rostock, Germany and the transition pieces will be transported on barges from Aalborg, Denmark to the project location. The photograph above shows Svanen laying foundations at the Walney Extension in 2017 Photgraphs – Van Oord
21 December 2018
Van Oord has signed a contract with the Swedish energy company Vattenfall for the transport and installation of the foundations for Kriegers Flak wind farm. Van Oord will install the project’s 72 monopiles and transition pieces.
With a production capacity of just over 600 MW Kriegers Flak will be Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm and is scheduled to be fully operational by the end of 2021. The Danish Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm is constructed in the Baltic Sea across a range of 15 to 40 kilometres from the Danish coast.
Van Oord has been involved in building offshore wind farms since 2002. For the installation of the foundations Van Oord deploys its 8,000-tonne heavy lift installation vessel Svanen. So far the vessel has installed almost 650 foundations throughout Europe. The Svanen has installed the vast majority of monopiles in the Baltic Sea including the Anholt, Baltic 2 and Arkona projects. The contract for the installation work at Kriegers Flak is another sign of the competitiveness of Van Oord’s heavy lift installation vessel.
Van Oord signs up for the Kriegers Flak wind farmriegers Flak wind farm
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