Bladt loads out last Kriegers Flak transition piece

In: Windfarms
Bladt Industries has completed the final load out of transition pieces for Vattenfall’s Danish Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm. Transition piece number 72 has just been loaded onto barge ready for sail-away.

In total 432 cans have been rolled, welded, painted and outfitted during the last 12 months. The weight of each transition piece is 158 tons in primary steel and has a height of 16.5 metres. In addition thereto, 48 tons of secondary steel, 1.8 tons paint, 3.4 tons of grout and 600 kg electrical cables is added to the weight of each transition pieces.

“It has been a pleasure to work closely together with the team from Vattenfall. This project has clearly been executed with a common goal for the benefit of the project,”
says Torben K. Christensen, Senior Project Manager, Bladt Industries.

Located 15-40 km offshore in the Danish Baltic Sea, the
Kriegers Flak wind farm is set to feature 72 Siemens Gamesa SG 8.0-167 DD turbines, each with a rotor diameter of 167 metres and tip height of 188 metres. Vattenfall secured rights to the 604.8 MW project in November 2016, with a winning bid of EUR 49.9 per MWh. The project is aiming to complete installation works for foundations and cables in 2020, and for the wind turbine installation process to begin in early 2021.

In order to facilitate construction works, Vattenfall will establish temporary construction facilities in Rødvig. The Port of Rønne, as the selected port of departure for turbines, has also been expanded by 150,000 square metres. Vattenfall plans to construct an operations and maintenance building in the harbour of Klintholm, to oversee the project's operational lifetime.
Kriegers Flak is the latest and largest of Vattenfall’s recent offshore projects in Denmark. Others are Horns Rev 3, which was inaugurated last year, and Vesterhav Syd & Nord, which are scheduled to be in full operation by the end of 2023, at latest.

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