EEW secures Hornsea prize
German fabricator to build 116 monopiles for 1.2GW project
EEW Special Pipe Constructions has won a contract from Dong Energy to fabricate 116 monopiles for the 1.2GW Hornsea 1 offshore wind farm, which will be located off the UK’s Yorkshire coast.
The company said a total of 91,800 tonnes of steel will be manufactured for the order from March 2017 through to April 2018.
The foundations, which will support Siemens 7MW turbines, will have a diameter of up to 8.1 metres, EEW said.
Hornsea 1 is scheduled to be operational in 2019 and will comprise a total of 174 turbines.
Image: signing the contract for the 116 monopiles – Back row (left to right): Frank Benfer, EEW SPC; Maria Lindhoff Kjær, Dong; Esben Strandgaard Kyndesen, EEW SPC; Ulrik Hemmingsenackage, manager Dong; Jörg Stuhr, EEW SPC; and Kåre Knudsen, Dong. Front row: Michael Hof, EEW SPC; Heiko Mützelburg, EEW SPC; Duncan Clark, Dong; and Claus Nørgaard, Dong (EEW SPC)