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Last DeBu Transition Pieces Arrive in Germany

Source: Windar Renovables

BigLift’s cargo ship Happy Star has transported the last ten transition pieces for the Deutsche Bucht (DeBu) offshore wind farm from the Spanish Port of Avilés to the Port of Cuxhaven in Germany.

The transition pieces were manufactured by a joint venture established by two Daniel Alonso Group companies, Windar Renovables and Idesa, in their fabrication yards in Avilés.

Happy Star brought[1] the first eleven transition pieces for the 269MW project to Cuxhaven in mid-July. Once offshore construction begins, Van Oord’s installation vessel will pick them up and install them at the offshore site some 95km north-west of the island of Borkum.

Van Oord is the Balance of Plant (BoP) contractor for the project, and is in charge of the design, engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the foundations, inter-array cables and offshore substation, as well as the transportation of turbines.

DeBu was initially supposed to comprise 31 MHI Vestas V164-8.0MW turbines[2] which would make a total capacity of 252MW. However, the wind farm developer, Northland Deutsche Bucht GmbH, sought to add two additional 8.4MW pilot turbines on mono bucket foundations[3] and was granted the permit in May.

The project will be the first offshore wind farm worldwide to test this new type of foundation structure under commercial operating conditions. It is scheduled to be fully operational late next year.

Posted on August 10, 2018 with tags Cuxhaven[4], DeBu[5], Deutsche Bucht[6], Happy Star[7], Transition pieces[8].


  1. ^brought (www.offshorewind.biz)
  2. ^MHI Vestas V164-8.0MW turbines (www.offshorewind.biz)
  3. ^mono bucket foundations (www.offshorewind.biz)
  4. ^Cuxhaven (www.offshorewind.biz)
  5. ^DeBu (www.offshorewind.biz)
  6. ^Deutsche Bucht (www.offshorewind.biz)
  7. ^Happy Star (www.offshorewind.biz)
  8. ^Transition pieces (www.offshorewind.biz)

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