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Van Oord installs first foundation deutsche bucht OWFVan Oord has installed the first foundation at the Deutsche Bucht Offshore Wind Farm. During the pile driving activities, Van Oord deploys its FaunaGuard system. This in-house developed acoustic device safely and temporarily deters marine fauna species by using special underwater acoustics.
To further minimise the impact on the environment and marine fauna, a multi-level noise mitigation system will be used during the installation of the monopiles. The system includes a Hydro Sound Damper (HSD) and a double Big Bubble Curtain. The wind farm is located approximately 95 kilometres northwest of the island of Borkum, Germany and after completion, the offshore wind farm will consist of a total of 33 wind turbines, 31 on monopiles and two on Mono Buckets.
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