Jan De Nul Group has signed a contract with Dong Energy for the transport and installation of 36 monopiles and transition pieces for the offshore windfarm Borkum Riffgrund 2.

It will also supply, transport and install scour protection for all foundations.

“Signing this contract with DONG is an important step for Jan De Nul Group confirming its position in the offshore windfarm installation sector,” said Peter De Pooter, area manager renewable, at Jan De Nul Group.

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

The offshore windfarm Borkum Riffgrund 2, located in the German North Sea is one of several located within a cluster of projects in an area especially designated for offshore wind energy production called the Vorranggebiet Windenergie.

By Anne-Marie Causer