DEME Offshore’s Flagship Vessel Orion Installs First Monopile at German Offshore Wind Project

Credit: DEME Offshore

Credit: DEME Offshore

DEME Offshore’s lately supplied front runner overseas installment vessel Orion has actually mounted the f irst monopile at Arcadis Ost 1 overseas wind ranch website in the German Baltic Sea to the northeast of Rügen island. Arcadis Ost 1 is a 257 MW overseas wind task created byParkwind

“Deploying ‘Orion’,  the newest member of the DEME fleet and the most innovative vessel in the offshore wind industry, DEME Offshore has successfully installed the first XXL monopile at Parkwind’s Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm in Germany,” DEME Offshore claimed Wednesday.

DEME’s drifting DP3 overseas installment vessel is readied to mount the 28 huge monopiles, which at 110 meters long are the biggest monopile structures ever before constructed in Europe, considering greater than 2,000 tonnes each.

“‘Orion’ is the first floating monohulled vessel able to perform these operations, speeding up installation times dramatically,” DEME Offshore claimed.

‘Orion’ has dual-fuel engines and also is being powered by LNG at the Arcadis Ost 1 task. It is the very first structure installment vessel in the market operating on LNG, considerably decreasing the carbon dioxide impact of the procedures, DEME Offshore claimed.‘Orion’ is outfitted with a 5,000-tonne crane and also a custom-made, motion-compensated gripper system able to deal with huge structures of approximately 2,500 tonnes.

“The integrated motion compensated pile gripper tool enables the crew to upend the monopiles, which are transported horizontally on deck. Coupled with the vessel’s DP3 capability, the gripper enables the monopiles to remain vertical and stable, despite motions and waves. In the gripper several noise mitigation systems are integrated in order to reduce the underwater noise during hammering,” the business discusses.

“With a total installed power of 44,180 kW and at 216.5 m long, ‘Orion’ has a spacious, unobstructed deck and a dead weight that has been maximized so it can handle the heaviest monopiles, jackets, and wind turbine components,” DEME Offshore claimed.

Bas Nekeman, DEME Offshore Business Unit Director Northern Europe, remarks: “The Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm is an incredible project, given the scale of these foundations, and it requires an equally exceptional vessel, which is pushing boundaries and bringing the industry standards of innovation to a new level. It is wonderful to partner with Parkwind which also  shares our vision regarding the importance of offshore wind in helping the world achieve the energy transition as soon as possible.”

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