Half of DanTysk’s Foundations Now Installed (Germany)
Half of the total 80 wind turbine foundations have been installed at the DanTysk offshore wind farm.
Jack-up vessel Seafox 5 performed the installation of the 40th DanTysk foundation over the weekend, Holger Grubel from Vattenfall wrote on the project’s blog. “With half the work now complete, we can celebrate ‘Bergfest’ as would be typical for a German construction project,” Mr. Grubel added.
The construction work is progressing well and without any major obstacles. Technical difficulties that occurred during the installation have been successfully resolved by the experienced team on board the Seafox 5.
Mr. Grubel highlighted: “The crew on board the vessel are now feeling very comfortable on how to manoeuvre the vessel in difficult weather conditions close to a foundation location.
“The banks man, all people on the deck doing the actual installation, are squeezing the minutes from the installation process to reduce the time needed to lift, up-end and pile the MP and to lift, place and grout the TP.
According to him, all this has led to a record-breaking turnaround time of less than six days from departure from port of call to Seafox 5’s installation of four foundations.
Offshore WIND Staff, August 14, 2013; Image: Vattenfall