Van Oord heavy lift vessel to begin installation work at Kriegers Flak wind farm

Van Oord’s heavy lift vessel Svanen has arrived at the Danish Kriegers Flak offshore wind field in the Baltic Sea and will soon commence installation works for the foundations for the wind farm.

Van Oord had earlier entered into an agreement with Vattenfall for the transport and installation of the foundations for Kriegers Flak wind farm.

The 72 monopiles of up to 800 tonnes each will be transported floating from Rostock, Germany, directly to the offshore site while the transition pieces will be transported on barges from Aalborg, Denmark. Svanen will begin installation work once all these essential components have arrived at the site.

Situated around 15 to 40 kilometres off the Danish coast and with a production capacity of just over 600 MW, Kriegers Flak will be Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm when it becomes fully operational in 2021.

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