Four foundations in place
May 09, 2006
As of Easter four foundation piles were driven for the Egmond aan Zee offshore wind farm. After a period of preparation the ship carrying a foundation pile and a transition piece set sail at mid April.
When it arrived at the location the Svanen dropped anchor. With the aid of the ship’s crane the foundation pile was place vertically on the sea bed; the pile driver was then lowered onto the pile so as to drive it approximately 30 metres into the sea bed. A transition piece, which clears the water by around 13 metres, is mounted onto the pile. Attached to this transition piece are work platforms, ladders and a berthing facility for boats. The installation of the towers and turbines will start in June. For more information about the construction