Erndtebrück, 21 December 2017 - The first six monopiles for the Ørsted project Hornsea Project 1 were loaded at the quay in Rostock from 18th to 21st December 2017. With the crane vessel „SVENJA“ from the company SAL Heavylift the foundations, which are all about 65 m long and weigh 800 tonnes each, will now be on the way to Able Seaton Port in Great Britain, where they will be temporarily stored until installation commences.
The production at EEW SPC is exactly on schedule. The first 48 monopiles have to be shipped by the end of January 2018. EEW SPC will be ready for load out three weeks earlier.
In total EEW SPC will produce 174 monopile foundations, with each having a diameter of 8.1 metres. The largest offshore wind project to date is intended to deliver electricity for well over one million households from 2020.
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.
EEW Special Pipe Constructions GmbH
Ms. Natalie Förster
Im Grünewald 2
Tel. +49 2753 609-2582