Because of the good weather conditions offshore work has proceeded almost uninterrupted in the last two weeks. The correct position for each foundation is selected with great care. Measurements are taken regularly during pile-driving to ensure that the pile is completely vertical. Practice makes perfect. Pile-driving a foundation and putting a transition piece into place is now taking an average of 2 to 3 days. The time needed to complete a whole wind turbine is around 2 days. The farm is being connected to the transformer sub-station on shore by means of three 34-kV electric cables. The third cable will have been sunk into the sea bed by the end of this week. The work on the beach south of Wijk aan Zee will have been completed by then as well and the beach will once again be fully accessible.
Update on construction progress
Jul 06, 2006
14 wind turbines, 19 foundations, 2 electric cables from the farm to the shore: that is how things stand on 5 July.