REW Innogy Names Offshore Turbine Installation Vessel

Press Release
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
'Victoria Mathias' Photo credit RWE Innogy

RWE Innogy names offshore wind turbine installation vessel “Victoria Mathias” tasked to help build the German offshore wind farm 'Nordsee Ost'

During a festive ceremony in Bremerhaven , RWE Innogy named one of its two offshore installation vessels. The vessel “Victoria Mathias” will build the wind farm “Nordsee Ost” around 30 kilometres north of the island of Heligoland from its base port Bremerhaven.

The wind power station with an installed output of 295 megawatts can supply around 295,000 German households with electricity each year. The installation vessel is the first of its kind worldwide to be able to transport up to four offshore wind turbines of the multi-megawatt class at the same time and then install them at a depth of more than 40 metres.


Although the vessel was built in South Korea, Europe accounts for around 60 percent of created value. The German supply sector alone contributed around 40 percent of the “Victoria Mathias”. The order value per vessel was around 100 million euros, and Lloyd Werft finished off the vessel.

The specialised vessel, which is more than 100 metres long and 40 metres wide, is perfectly designed for the construction of offshore wind turbines and is one of the most powerful of its kind. A satellite-controlled navigation system can position the vessel precisely at centimetre accuracy for the construction works at sea.

It has extendible steel beams that fix it securely to the seabed, and a crane with 1,000 tons of lifting capacity. On the building site, the vessel thus turns into a jack-up rig, from which foundations and wind turbines can be installed. The installation vessel will transport two foundation structures every two weeks and later to transport and install all 48 wind turbines of the 6 megawatt class. 


In addition to the ”Victoria Mathias”, the company also had another vessel built, the ”Friedrich Ernestine”, which is identical in construction. This vessel will build the Gwynt y Môr wind farm (576 megawatts) off the coast of Wales.


Maritime Reporter September 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Shipbuilding

Offshore Oil: Lamprell Completes Caspian Sea Drilling Unit

UAE-based Lamprell said that it completed construction of the second Caspian Sea jackup drilling rig, Mercury, for service in the Caspian Sea.   "I am delighted

TRIYARDS Buys into Aluminium Shipbuilding Expertise

TRIYARDS Holdings Limited, an offshore vessel fabrication and engineering solutions provider to the oil and gas (O&G) industry, has added new capabilities, products

Mitsubishi Super Skiving System

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has completed development of the "Mitsubishi Super Skiving System" for machining internal gears with high speed and outstanding precision.

Offshore

Statoil: New Oil in the Grane Area

Statoil has together with PL169 partners proved new oil resources in the D-structure in the vicinity of the Grane field in the North Sea.   Well 25/8-18 S, drilled by the rig Transocean Leader,

Offshore Oil: Lamprell Completes Caspian Sea Drilling Unit

UAE-based Lamprell said that it completed construction of the second Caspian Sea jackup drilling rig, Mercury, for service in the Caspian Sea.   "I am delighted

Long Beach Port Honors OOCL Executive

Andrew Tung, CEO and Managing Director of Orient Overseas Container Line, was presented today with the prestigious “Port Pilot Award” by the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners.

Liftboats

GeoSea acquires HOCHTIEF Offshore Assets

DEME’s marine engineering specialist GeoSea acquires offshore assets of HOCHTIEF, one of Germany’s leading international construction groups. HOCHTIEF is selling

Wind Power

Autonomous Technology for Offshore Wind Farm

ASV Ltd in association with Planet Ocean Ltd, have received funding from the GROW:OffshoreWind initiative to investigate how the use of Autonomous Surface Vehicles

A2SEA Signs for Dudgeon

Dudgeon Offshore Wind Limited has awarded the Charter for WTG transport and installation to A2SEA A/S. A2SEA shall provide the jack-up vessel Sea Installer

Drydocks World's to build BorWin3

Drydocks World signed an agreement today with Petrofac to build the BorWin3 high voltage direct current (HVDC) converter platform in the North Sea, named BorWin gamma.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1568 sec (6 req/sec)