Jumbo-SAL-Alliance has started the execution phase of the secondary steel installation at the Gode Wind 3 and Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farms, utilising its heavy lift vessel Lone.   

Lone begins Gode Wind 3 and Borkum Riffgrund 3 work

In mid-July, the vessel mobilisation was completed, with Lone equipped with a fly-jib, additional living quarters and client-provided project equipment. A new tugger arm arrangement on crane two was also installed, which will improve offshore operations.  

Lone then embarked on a journey to Italy to collect further equipment on behalf of Jan De Nul before arriving in Eemshaven for the first load-out of secondary steel components for Ørsted’s offshore wind farms.   

With a combined capacity of 1,166 MW, the wind farms will be powered by Siemens Gamesa turbines. Borkum Riffgrund 3 will join Ørsted’s offshore wind farms Borkum Riffgrund 1 and 2, while Gode Wind 3 will be located close to Ørsted’s Gode Wind 1 and 2. The wind farms are expected to become operational by 2024 and 2025.   

The offshore installation vessel Les Alizés has already begun installing the 107 monopile foundations, including one for the offshore substation (OSS). Lone’s scope comprises installing boat landings, platforms, and corrosion protection systems on the foundations.