Veja Mate Offshore Completes Foundation Installation
October 28, 2016
Veja Mate Offshore Project is pleased to announce the completion of installation of all its foundations, as last TP was installed at 01:05 AM, on 27th of October 2016. Construction began in April 2016 and as of today foundation contractor Offshore Wind Force VM (OWF), part of Boskalis, successfully installed all 67 foundations in the German North Sea by using the world´s largest Jack-up vessel, Scylla for monopile and the Zaratan for transition piece installation.
Rasmus Miller, Foundation Package Manager, said “Project work has its ups and downs, but it is never boring. We had our fair share of challenges to overcome and without everyone staying ahead of the game, it was close to impossible to achieve project success. I am therefore extremely proud to say that everyone on our Veja Mate and OWF teams, stepped up to the plate and tackled our challenges head-on.”
The next steps in the construction of our windfarm will be to complete the energization of the Offshore Substation, the installation of the inter array cables and subsequently the wind turbines.
About Veja Mate Offshore Project GmbH (Veja Mate):
Veja Mate is a 402 MW, 1,9 bn EUR offshore wind project owned by the Highland Group Holdings Ltd, Siemens Financial Services and CI II managed by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners. Bank financing was completed on the 1st of July 2015. Construction started on the 4th of April 2016 and the project is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2017. It will produce over 1,6 TWh of green, renewable electricity annually, equivalent to the annual consumption of 400.000 German households.