Seabed preparation work has begun at Veja Mate, a 402MW offshore project located 95 km North West from the island of Borkum in the German North Sea. This renowned wind park will consist of 67 Siemens 6MW turbines using the world's largest monopiles. A 2-layered scour protection system, designed to avoid natural scour erosion, using stones of select size and thickness, will allow for the post installation of the monopiles. Actual foundation installation is scheduled for April 2016, marking the construction start of the project.

Rasmus Miller, Foundation Package Manager, stated, “A lot of hard work, from both our contractors, and our Veja Mate project team has been done to get ready for the seabed preparation.  Beginning pre-construction work just 6 months after funding is an extremely short time schedule; I am happy that the Foundation Package has got off to a good start.”  Knud Andersen, Chief Operations Officer, added, “I am very pleased with our agile, high-performing international team. We at Veja Mate are seriously committed to making Germany's energy supply greener by increasing its use of clean wind power.”


About Veja Mate Offshore Project (Veja Mate):

Veja Mate is a 402 MW, 1,9 bln EUR offshore wind project owned by the Highland Group, Siemens Financial Services, and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners. Bank financing was completed on the 1st of July 2015. Construction is planned to start on the 1st of April 2016, and the project is expected to be fully operational on the 1st of January 2018.

The Veja Mate project management team consists of 40 highly experienced offshore wind professionals.  When fully operational in 2018, it will produce over 1,6 TWh of green, renewable electricity annually, equivalent to the annual consumption of 400.000 German households.

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Rockpiper vessel image by Peter Beentjes.

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