These giant structures are the gravity-based foundations for the high-voltage substation for Vattenfall’s 600MW Kriegers Flak offshore wind project in the Danish Baltic Sea.
They were shipped out of the Port of Ostend in Belgium ahead of their six-day trip to Denmark in January. The foundations — weighing up to 10,000 tonnes — were built by Jan de Nul and Smulders, and consist of a concrete base and a steel platform.
The project will form part of a 400MW interconnector between Denmark and Germany, which will see a cable link the Kriegers Flak project and EnBW’s Baltic 2 project in Germany, less than 30km apart.
The 600MW Kriegers Flak wind farm use Siemens Gamesa turbines and be built in two parts, a 200MW western section and a 400MW eastern part.