Triumph at Hornsea Two as third foundation stands tall

In: VesselsWindfarms
17/10/2020
The first three foundations have now been installed at Ørsted's Hornsea Two offshore wind farm, located 89km off the Yorkshire coast in the North Sea. Hornsea Two will surpass its predecessor, Hornsea One, with a capacity of 1,386 MW.

In total, 165 monopiles, supplied by EEW SPC, will be installed at sea. Bladt is responsible for delivering 135 transition pieces with EEW OSB supplying the remaining 30 from its factory in Teesside.


Foundation installation is being completed using DEME Group’s offshore installation vessel,
Innovationwith Pacific Orcadue on site next year to support construction. Both are heavy-lift jack up vessels which have legs that can securely fix the ship to the seabed, raise the vessel from the water whilst onboard cranes lift and manoeuvre the heavy foundation components. The expectation is that Innovation will complete 40-50 foundations, before handing over to Pacific Orca, which is chartered by DEME.

The project will use 165 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW
SG 8.0-167 DD turbines, which will deliver 20% more annual output than those used for Hornsea One. The wind farm is on track to be fully operational in 2022, and will provide power to well over 1.3 million homes.

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