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New Milestone for Deutsche Bucht Substation

Deutsche BuchtSmulders, acting for and on behalf of the JV Iemants-Eiffage, has reached the next step in the realisation of the substation for the Deutsche Bucht offshore windfarm. Ten months after starting the final assembly in January 2018 at the yard of Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen, the substation topside was driven outside for further outfitting on 21 October.

Offshore installation is planned in the first half of 2019. The topside will be installed on top of the 60m high jacket foundation, which is also being built by Smulders. The Deutsche Bucht offshore windfarm, with 33 turbines, is situated 95km northwest of the Borkum Island in Germany. The windfarm will have a total capacity of close to 269MW.

The joint venture Iemants-Eiffage was chosen by Van Oord for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the substation topside and jacket. With DNSN, Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen manages and supports the works and provides Iemants-Eiffage with a small group of professionals for welding -and painting works.