EEW SPC loads first monopile for Arkona

Rostock, 25th August 2017 – On Thursday 17th August 2017, the first monopile was loaded at the quay of the Rostock foundation manufacturer EEW Special Pipe Constructions GmbH for the offshore wind farm
Arkona, a Joint Venture of E.ON and Statoil.
EEW SPC was awarded the contract for a total of 60 monopiles for this wind park in the Baltic
Sea, which is practically on the doorstep. The monopiles have a diameter of between 7.0 m and
7.75 m and weigh up to 1,200 tonnes. Since the start of production in September 2016,
approximately 53,000 tonnes of steel has been processed.
In cooperation with the company KREBS Korrosionsschutz GmbH, the world’s first plant for the
automated application of Thermal-Sprayed-Aluminium (TSA) went into operation for the first
time and for this contract. In a new production area built by KREBS especially for this purpose,
60,000 m² were fully coated with a layer of aluminium including sealing with Epoxy (synthetic
resin). Due to the special effectiveness of the anti-corrosive coating, there is no need for
additional cathodic protection, e.g. sacrificial anodes. The quality achieved by the coating
regarding uniformity, evenness, dimensional stability and optical impression was also
Due to their high weight per unit, the monopiles will be loaded with a tandem lift. One loadout
per day has been planned. The foundations will be floated to the construction area, where the
offshore installation work will then be carried out.

About EEW SPC:
For over 80 years the EEW Group has been known as a worldwide specialist for the production
of steel pipe constructions and corresponding pipe components. The EEW Special Pipe
Constructions GmbH, based in the Rostock Port, is a worldwide market leader subsidiary of the
EEW Group and guarantees the successful manufacture of foundation structures for the
offshore wind sector as well as piles for the offshore oil and gas industry. With innovative
energy and the dedication of over 500 employees, EEW SPC creates innovative solutions for
the sustainable energy sector.

Media contact:
EEW Special Pipe Constructions GmbH
Ms. Natalie Förster
Im Grünewald 2
D-57339 Erndtebrück
Tel. +49 2753 609-2582

Picture shows the first loadout of the monopile for Arkona.