In the upcoming months, Wagenborg will perform another 35 voyages with monopiles from Germany and Denmark to the temporary storage in Eemshaven using a specially equipped pontoon (100 × 33 × 7.6 metres). The ‘WAGENBORG BARGE 8’ is equipped with hydraulically operated saddles and an additional internal ballast system to carry three monopiles per voyage. Wagenborg’s engineers carried out detailed calculations for this method of transport, taking stability, sea conditions and a weight of 1,500 ton per monopile into account.
Director Marc Mazereeuw is pleased that Jan De Nul Group has given Wagenborg Towage the confidence to carry out this great project: “We are again proud to be at the service of Jan De Nul in the construction of two offshore wind farms from Eemshaven.”
The 242 MW Gode Wind 3 and 900 MW Borkum Riffgrund 3 wind farms are owned and developed by Danish renewable energy giant Ørsted. Both wind farms will be built in the German North Sea, starting this summer, with full commercial operation scheduled for late 2024 and early 2025, respectively. Once operable, these wind farms will generate enough electricity to power approximately 1.2 million German households for a year.