- Published: 20 February 2018 20 February 2018
The first Gravity Based Foundation (GBF) of the high voltage station for the offshore wind farm Kriegers Flak has been installed in Denmark. It concerns a 8,000 tonnes GBF which was floated off the semisubmersible barge and towed to the installation location where the heavy lift vessel Rambiz in combination with an in-house designed ballast module set the structure down onto the seabed.
The second GBF, weighing 10,000 tonnes, will be installed as soon as possible, depending on the weather conditions. Once the foundations have been installed the vessel Adhémar de Saint-Venant, owned by Jan de Nul, will start with ballasting and scour protection works. Both foundations were constructed by Jan De Nul Group on a barge in the Port of Ostend in Belgium. The barge was towed to Denmark on 8 January 2018. Jan De Nul Group and Smulders joined forces to build two Gravity Based Foundations (GBFs) for the high voltage station of the Danish offshore wind farm Kriegers Flak. Both foundations consist of a concrete part (GBF) and a steel structure on top.