Suction Bucket Offshore Wind Foundations Placed (Int'l Report)
Norwegian Geotechnical Institute
The Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) and GeoSea are reporting the installation of the first of the 20 suction bucket jackets at the Borkum Riffgrund 2 windfarm 54 kilometers off the coast of Lower Saxony, in the German North Sea. The foundations of all 20 wind turbines have been safely pumped into the seabed full commissioning of the wind farm is slated for early 2019.
In the installation of the 56 wind turbines, 20 will use the suction bucket technology as foundation and 36 will be supported using monopiles. The three-legged foundations measure more than 50 meters in height and weighing 950 tons each.
(Source: Framo, Engineering Live, 9 Aug., 2018)
Contact: Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Thomas Langford, Director for Offshore Energy, +47 22 02 30 00, www.ngi.no/eng
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Borkum Riffgrund 2 Offshore Installs First Turbine (Int'l)
Orsted -- fka DONG Energy -- is reporting the first of 56 MHI Vestas V164-8.0 MW turbines has been erected at the 450-MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind project by Norway-based offshore wind services company Fred. Olsen Windcarrier AS. in German waters.
Borkum Riffgrund 2, which is owned by Danish offshore wind developer Orsted A/S -- fka DONG Energy -- and a fund managed by Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), is expected to be commissioned and operational in 2019. (Source: Orsted, Renewables, Others, Various Media, 8 May, 2018) Contact: Orsted, +45 99 55 11 11, firstname.lastname@example.org
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DONG Dumps 50 pct of Borkum Riffgrund Offshore Wind (Int'l)
DONG Energy reports it has inked an agreement to sell 50 pct of Borkum Riffgrund 2, a 450 MW German offshore wind farm project, to Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP). Borkum Riffgrund 2 is currently under construction and is expected to be fully commissioned in 2019.
The total sale price amounts to approx. €1,170 million payable over a period from 2017 until 2019, subject to regulatory and other approvals.
The transaction is expected to be completed before the year end.
The wind farm will utilize 56 MHI Vestas V164-8.0MW wind turbines and generate sufficient power for 460,000 German households every year.
The wind farm is expected to be fully commissioned in 2019.
(Source: DONG Energy, 8 Aug., 2017) Contact: DONG Energy, http://www.dongenergy.com
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