Foundations for Sandbank Wind Farm

The installation vessel Pacific Orca is loaded and ready to take the next shipment of monopiles and yellow transition pieces to the Sandbank Wind Farm in the North Sea

20 August 2015 11:22

In the German part of the North Sea, Bilfinger is installing 72 foundations for the Sandbank Offshore Wind Farm. Blue Water's stevedore department in Esbjerg is responsible for the loading operations. The foundations consist of a monopile and a transition piece.

The foundations are transported to Esbjerg on Bilfinger's own barges and picked up again by the installation vessel Pacific Orca.

"The first port calls have been completed as planned. We have cooperated with Bilfinger for many years on several projects, and the fact that Bilfinger wants to continue our cooperation is a big recognition for us", says Brian Sørensen, Business Development Manager Wind.

Blue Water has been involved in the wind industry since it began to develop in Denmark and therefore, the in-house stevedores has a great deal of experience in handling large offshore components.

The Sandbank Wind Farm is located 90 kilometers west of the island Sylt and is the second large offshore wind farm project undertaken by Vattenfall in collaboration with Stadtwerke München. When it is completed in 2017, the wind farm will be able to supply more than 400,000 households with green electricity.

20 August 2015 11:22

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Brian Sorensen

Brian Sorensen

Head of Business Development

Wind Logistics

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