Heavy Lift for Offshore Windfarm
Smit's largest sheerlegs, Asian Hercules II, has installed a 1,000 tonnes transformer substation module for the world's largest offshore windfarm at Horns Rev off Denmark. The lift was performed on behalf of HBG Steel Structures of the Netherlands, the substation's fabricator.
Asian Hercules II loaded the windfarm's substation at the Port of Esbjerg. The module, measuring 30m by 20m by 15m, sits 14m above sea level on three pre-installed piles measuring 1.6m, 2m and 2.6m in diameter driven 39m into the seabed.
The load out, transportation and installation were all completed within one and a half days.
Smit provided an integrated service package for this project, with its ocean going barge Smitbarge 1 having earlier transported the substation from HBG's yard at Schiedam in The Netherlands to the Port of Esbjerg.
MJ Information No: 17101
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