BMT Supports Installation of Kriegers Flak Foundations
BMT put its meteorological and wave forecasting expertise to use in supporting Jan De Nul Group with the installation of two gravity-based foundations for the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm, located off the coast of Denmark.
Christopher Derycke at Jan De Nul Group commented, “With any offshore operation, we have to try and manage the inherent uncertainty that comes with the weather. Having BMT’s weather forecaster onsite was hugely beneficial as it allowed us to plan our work more effectively and ensure the safety of our personnel at all times.”
The installation of both foundations which have a combined weight of 18,000 metric tons was a high precision project requiring optimum weather conditions. With a persisting high pressure over Scandinavia, this would prove to be quite a challenge for the team.
“The insight we were able to provide was crucial for the customer to make informed decisions as part of the planning process,” said BMT’s Maritime Meteorologist, Mark van der Putte. “The easterly winds could have caused significant delays to the project but with our support and guidance, the customer was able to better understand the optimal weather windows to carry out the installation work successfully.”