Van Oord completes installation work at Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm

Van Oord’s heavy lift vessel Svanen has successfully installed the final foundation for the Danish Kriegers Flak Offshore Wind farm in the Baltic Sea.

A total of 72 monopiles were transported floating from Rostock, Germany, directly to the offshore site while the transition pieces were transported on barges from Aalborg, Denmark.

Van Oord’s fleet for this project for Vattenfall consisted of 10 vessels, in order to carry out all works. To reduce the underwater noise a “double big bubble curtain” was used during pile driving.

With a production capacity of just over 600 MW, Kriegers Flak will be Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm once it becomes fully operational in 2021.

When the wind farm is in full production, it will increase the yearly Danish electricity production from wind by 18 per cent equivalent to roughly 600,000 Danish households’ annual electricity consumption.

The wind farm is being constructed in the Baltic Sea and will be located between 15 and 40 kilometres from the Danish coast.

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