Successful installation of all monopiles for Kriegers Flak

On 24 August 2020, the last of a total of 72 monopiles for the Danish offshore wind project Danish Kriegers Flak was en-route to the installation site after completion at EEW Special Pipe Constructions GmbH in Rostock.

The 600 MW wind farm of Swedish energy company Vattenfall is located 15 km off the Danish coast in the Baltic Sea. The transport, which was handled by the Dutch company Van Oord NV, was undertaken by means of floating and took between 8 and 10 hours.

"The installation of the 72nd and thus last monopole marks a significant milestone for Vattenfall, especially under the current COVID-19 conditions. Both the production and the load-out in Rostock were professional, on schedule and without any incidents. On behalf of Vattenfall, I would like to express my particular thanks for the sincere collaborative partnership with EEW SPC", says Markus Lapke, Senior Package Manager Civil Works, Danish Kriegers Flak at Vattenfall.

"With the Kriegers Flak project, EEW SPC has already produced more than 1,900 monopiles that have been or will be installed at sea. We would like to thank Vattenfall for the renewed confidence placed in us and look forward to continuing our professional and excellent cooperation," adds Heiko Mützelburg, CEO/Managing Director at EEW SPC.    

When it is commissioned at the end of 2021, the wind farm will be Denmark's largest offshore wind farm and will supply electricity to 600,000 households.

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Photos: The last monopile for Danish Kriegers Flak on its way to the installation site and the ramming of the monopile foundation at sea.