Van Oord to install Baltica 2 monopiles

Posted on 14 February 2024

Van Oord to install Baltica 2 monopiles
Firm will also transport the 111 extended structures to the 1500MW Polish offshore wind farm

Van Oord has been contracted to transport and install the monopiles at Orsted and PGE's 1500MW Baltica 2 Offshore Wind Farm in Poland.

The site is 40km offshore in the Polish area of the Baltic Sea.

Van Oord will transport and install 111 extended monopiles, of which 107 will serve as foundations for turbines and the other 4 as foundations for offshore substations.

Van Oord will deploy offshore installation vessel Aeolus and heavy-lift installation vessel Svanen (pictured) on the job.

The Svanen will undergo a major upgrade this year.

The extension of the gantry crane will make it one of the largest floating heavy-lift installation vessels worldwide and will increase its lifting capacity, Van Oord said.

As a result of this upgrade, the Svanen will be able to install the foundations for the new generation 14MW wind turbines used at the Baltica 2 Offshore Wind Farm, it added.

The foundations for this offshore wind farm are extended monopiles, combining the traditional combination of a monopile and transition piece in one element.

This saves lifting activities offshore and makes the installation safer and faster, Van Oord said.

Its flexible fallpipe vessel Nordnes will be deployed to accurately and efficiently install rock at all foundation locations.

Source: reNews (https://renews.biz/91244/van-oord-to-install-baltica-2-monopiles/)

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