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Wikinger components arrive at the Port of Mukran

The first turbine components for the Wikinger offshore wind farm have arrived at the Port of Mukran in Germany. Construction is underway and the installation of wind turbines is anticipated to begin in February 2017, on scheduled for the project to begin operations in 2017.

Bladt Industries (Bladt) recently completed its last load-out of jacket foundations for the project. It constructed the 41 units at its Lindø Industripark in Denmark and the final jackets were loaded aboard the transportation barge on the 17th November before it departed for the Baltic site yesterday.

Navantia y Windar Renovables JV was also tasked with the supply and delivery of jacket foundations and it has been reported that the last of the 29 units has departed for the project site.

The foundation work is being undertaken by the Taklift 4 and Giant 7 crane vessels and is expected to be completed by the end of the year. The C.S. Sovereignis currently on site and has installed more than 25km of inter-array cables.

The  offshore substation was installed in August by the Oleg Strashnov and is now being commissioned. The GMS Endeavour is jacked up alongside the substation providing accommodation services to the installation team.

The €1.4bn Wikinger project will have a total of 70 Adwen wind turbines, each with a capacity of 5MW, at a site spanning an area of approximately 34km2. Once complete the site is expected to meet the demands of 350,000 German homes annually.

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