DEME To Transport Hornsea Two Units

Installation of 165 Monopiles for Ørsted

Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering is to transport multiple breakbulk foundation pieces for the Hornsea Two offshore wind farm in the UK.

The Belgian dredging specialist was awarded the contract by Danish wind farm developer Ørsted and under the terms of the contract will transport cargo to the offshore site, located about 90 kilometers off the Yorkshire coast.

Bart De Poorter, general manager of DEME Offshore, said: “We are delighted with this major contract award from Ørsted, which once again highlights our vast track record and technical expertise in providing innovative solutions for the offshore wind industry. We look forward to working with Ørsted and to leverage our joint expertise to successfully and safely deliver this major project.”

€200 Million Contract

Valued at more than €200 million, the contract will involve transport and installation of 165 monopile foundations as well as completion of scout protection. The pieces will be installed using DEME’s new DP3 offshore installation vessel Orion.

“The new flagship features an unrivalled combination of exceptionally high transport and load capacity, as well as a crane with a 5,000 tonnes lifting capacity,” a spokesperson for DEME aid.

Headquartered in the Zwijndrecht, Belgium, DEME provides marine engineering and dredging services for complex engineering, procurement and construction-related marine projects worldwide and employs 4,900 staff. DEME Offshore also said it would provide installation vessel capacity to transport and install the 165 Siemens Gamesa 8.4 megawatt turbines needed by the wind farm.

EEW to Provide TPs

Ørsted this month awarded a separate contract to German fabricator EEW Special Pipe Constructions for the delivery of 30 transition pieces for the offshore wind farm.

The transition pieces will be manufactured at EEW Offshore Structures facility in Teesside in the north of the UK, with production scheduled to start in September. Bladt Industries of Denmark will deliver the remaining 135 transition pieces.