Dong Energy has awarded a contract to Jan De Nul Group for the transportation and installation of 36 foundations for the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm in Germany.

Apart from transport and installation, Jan De Nul has also been offered the responsibility of scour protection for all the foundations.

Jan De Nul Group renewables area manager Peter De Pooter said: “Signing this contract with DONG, being one of the key players in the Offshore Wind Industry, is an important step for Jan De Nul Group, herewith now confirming its position within the installation of offshore wind farms.”

Installation works will start in first half of 2018. Jan De Nul will deploy its Jack-Up Vessel Vole au vent to install the foundations.

The Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm will be located in German territorial waters in North Sea within the German Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

Situated about 17km east of Netherlands border, 34km north of the island of Borkum and 54km north-west of German mainland, the project will feature 56 wind turbines that generate 450MW of energy.

MHI Vestas will supply the 8MW turbines for the project which will be placed on 164m rotors.

When the offshore wind farm will be fully commissioned in the first half of 2019, it will be produce enough electricity for about 460,000 German households and reduce nearly 650,000 tonnes of CO2 and 15,000 tonnes of SO2 annually from entering the atmosphere.

Image: Officials from Dong Energy and Jan De Nul Group signing contract. Photo: Courtesy of Jan De Nul Group.