The port of Roenne on the Danish island of Bornholm has been selected by a Belgian maritime contractor offshore DEME for the shipment of oversized wind turbine foundations and transformer stations for the Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm, located northeast of the island of Rügen in the German Baltic Sea.
Denmark’s easternmost commercial port will store the largest monopiles ever installed in Europe, weighing around 2,000 tonnes each for the 27 Vestas wind turbines when construction of the Parkwind-owned 257 MW offshore wind farm begins in a few weeks.
“It proves that our port is suitable to service all parts of major projects that include wind turbine shipments. I know the new project will create jobs for local businesses in Bornholm, as we saw with the project around Kriegers Flak last year,” said Jeppe la Cour, Commercial Director Offshore at the Port of Roenne.
“We chose the port of Roenne as the embarkation port for our XXL monopiles because it was obvious. This is due to the unique infrastructure specially designed to support heavy project loads and the proximity of the port to our Arcadis Ost 1 operations,” said Mathieu Holvoet, DEME Offshore Project Manager for the Arcadis Ost project.
DEME Offshore is the main engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contractor for the foundations, while the wind turbines will be installed by Heerema. The project is expected to be completed within a year and, when fully operational, will generate renewable energy to power the equivalent of 290,000 homes.