The Dutch marine contractor Van Oord has assigned EEW Special Pipe Constructions GmbH to manufacture and deliver 31 monopiles for the offshore wind farm Deutsche Bucht.
Michael Hof, COO/managing director EEW SPC said: “We are extremely pleased to be processing operations together with Van Oord on our third large project after Belwind and Gemini. Van Oord is a strategically important partner for us and the long-standing good relationship acknowledges our successful cooperation.”
The 31 monopiles will be in the XL range where EEW SPC will process more than 35,000 tons of steel in total.
According to EEW SPC, the foundations will be manufactured in Rostock between November 2017 and May 2018 so the offshore installation work can start as planned at the beginning of September 2018.
The offshore wind park, with a capacity of 252 MW, is located approximately 95 km west of the island Borkum and will be realized by the Canadian energy company Northland Power.
The wind park is estimated to go on grid at the end of 2019.