Veja Mate Offshore Project is pleased to announce the installation of one-third of its 1300T monopiles. The construction phase began in April 2016 and Veja Mate contractor Offshore Wind Force (OWF) has managed to successfully install 24 monopiles, in the German North Sea using the world’s largest Jack-up vessel, Scylla.
Rasmus Miller, Foundation Package Manager, said “It´s quite an achievement to maintain installation speed of the world’s heaviest monopile with a newly-built mega jack-up vessel and balance the requirements from the authorities. After an initial learning curve, speed picked-up and on the 28th of May OWF was able to complete installation of two monopiles in a single day.”
To date the Project remains on schedule thanks to the great efforts and dedication from suppliers, their sub-suppliers, the authorities and the Veja Mate project team.
The next step in construction of the Veja Mate wind park will be installation of transition pieces which will commence next week and will be completed independently from the monopiles.
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.