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Windtech International May June 2024 issue

 

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Iberdrola has finalised the procurement process for Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm with the award of the project’s last key contract, the manufacturing of offshore foundations, to EEW SPC and Windar.
 
EEW SPC (Germany) will deliver 50 monopiles while Windar (Spain) will fabricate the same number of transition pieces.
 
The monopiles will be fabricated at EEW’s factory in Rostock, located by the Baltic Sea. Grouped into deep and shallow clusters, the monopiles are between 9m and 8.75m in diameter and their range in length varies from 75 to 90 meters, depending on the water depth for each wind turbine position. The heaviest monopile is 1,402 tonnes and EEW SPC will be processing about 64,600 tonnes of steel for this order, starting in January 2022 and running through to January 2023. Load out will begin in April 2023 and the installation campaign is scheduled to last approximately six weeks.
 
The main construction activities for the transition pieces will be carried out in Windar´s shipyard located in Avilés. Fabrication works will begin in October 2021 and will run through to December 2022, with load out planned for the beginning of 2023.
 
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