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Gallery: Gemini's jackets start journey to site

THE NETHERLANDS: The two 58-metre high jacket foundations to support high-voltage substations for the 600MW Gemini project have left the port of Vlissingen for the project site.

  • The jackets to support Gemini's substations are ready for installation

    The jackets to support Gemini's substations are ready for installation

  • They were made by Smulders Foundations and contractor Van Oord

    They were made by Smulders Foundations and contractor Van Oord

  • The jackets left the port of Vlissingen, Netherlands

    The jackets left the port of Vlissingen, Netherlands

  • They will be installed at the Gemini project site, 85 kilometres off the coast

    They will be installed at the Gemini project site, 85 kilometres off the coast

  • Each jacket measures 32 metres by 32 metres and 58 meters high

    Each jacket measures 32 metres by 32 metres and 58 meters high

  • Gemini is a 600MW offshore project using 4MW Siemens turbines

    Gemini is a 600MW offshore project using 4MW Siemens turbines

  • Gemini is expected online in 2017

    Gemini is expected online in 2017

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The jacket structures, measuring 32-metres wide, were loaded out of the Lements yard in Vlissingen, Netherlands this week.

They will support the 600MW project's two high-voltage substations, which will be exported from the Port of Antwerp in a few weeks, according to a Gemini spokesperson. 

Project EPC contractor Van Oord and Dutch firm Smulders Foundations manufactured the jackets. 

The project is located 85-kilometres off the Dutch coast and is expected online in 2017.

The project will use Siemens' 4MW turbine with a 130-metre rotor, with monopile foundations. Earlier this month, Van Oord installed the first of the 150 monopiles from its Aeolus vessel. 

The 600MW project is owned by Northland Power (60%), Siemens (20%), Van Oord (10%) and HVC (10%).


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