Svanen arrives on Kriegers Flak

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Van Oord’s heavy lift vessel
Svanen has arrived at the Danish Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea. The vessel will commence installation works for the offshore wind farm foundations.

Van Oord entered into an agreement with Vattenfall for the transport and installation of the foundations for
Kriegers Flak wind farm. Van Oord will install the 72 monopiles and transition pieces.

The monopiles of up to 800 tonnes will be transported from Rostock, Germany, directly to the offshore site. The transition pieces will be transported on barges from Aalborg, Denmark. A noise mitigation system will be used to reduce the underwater noise resulting from offshore pile driving. In April, Van Oord’s subsea rock installation vessel Bravenes started installing the seabed protection.

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.

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