Construction work for RWE’s Kaskasi offshore wind farm in the German part of the North Sea is progressing. Using Buss Terminal Eemshaven as a base port, more than 50 percent of the foundations have been installed.

BTE Kaskasi 062022-02

Buss is responsible for handling, storage and terminal logistics of the 38 monopiles and transition pieces. It has also received the offshore substation foundation.

A total of around 75,000 sq m of the 210,000 sq m heavy lift terminal will be used for the Kaskasi project.

The load out of the monopiles and transition pieces from transport barges was carried out from December to February using an LR11350 crawler crane. At the terminal itself, Buss uses SPMTs and bespoke transport saddles to move the components.

Installation vessels Blue Tern, Neptune and Seaway Strashnov are being used for the load out and installation of monopiles, while Sea Challenger is being deployed for the installation of the transition pieces and steel collars.

“After a long dry spell of offshore wind farm installations on German territory, we are pleased to be a part of one of the first offshore wind farms to be realised, again,” said Martin Schulz, managing director of Buss Energy.