Kriegers Flak foundations on way to wind farm

Foundations for the Danish offshore wind farm Kriegers Flak are on their way to the Baltic Sea site from the Belgian port of Ostend.

The two gravity-based foundations (GBFs) weighing 10,000 tonnes and 8,000 tonnes are expected to arrive today after being transported by a barge towed by the tug Zeus of Finland.

Jan De Nul Group was responsible for the design and construction of the concrete GBF, while Smulders designed and constructed the steel shafts and decks placed on top.

Jan De Nul will install both, as well as handling the ballasting and the placement of scour protection.

Once installed within a couple of weeks, Jan De Nul’s multipurpose vessel Adhémar de Saint-Venant will start ballasting and scour protection work.

The west section, Kriegers Flak A, will have a total capacity of 200MW. The east section, Kriegers Flak B, will have 400MW.

The farm is expected to start generating CO2-free electricity for approx. 600,000 households by 2022.

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