FoundOcean completes the foundation grouting operations at Norther Offshore Wind Farm
Marlow, UK – 20th February 2019
FoundOcean is pleased to announce the completion of grouting operations at the Norther Offshore Wind Farm.
The wind farm is currently being built in the Belgian North Sea, within the Exclusive Economic Zone of Belgium, approximately 23 kilometers from the Belgian port of Zeebruges The wind farm consists of 44 wind turbines and one Offshore High Voltage Substation (OHVS), the average depth at site is maximum LAT – 33 metres and the wind farm will eventually have a total installed capacity of 370 MW.
FoundOcean were subcontracted by Van Oord, who in turn had been appointed as the Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation Contractor, for the Balance of Plant, by Norther The contract included, amongst other items, the design, supply, installation and commissioning of the Grid Connection, Offshore Substation including support structure and the Export Cable, as well as adjacent activities.
The scope of work awarded to FoundOcean consisted of the grouting of all 45 monopile/transition pieces, as well as the grouting of the j-tube cage which was installed on the OHVS.
FoundOcean mobilised a complete grout spread, for the delivery and QA testing of the material, as well as a fleet of interchangeable on- and off-shore material storage silos, which increased the efficiency of the material replenishment operations during the vessel’s scheduled port calls.
Offshore grouting operations were completed during November 2018.
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FoundOcean boasts over 50 years’ experience of providing green and brown field services for the offshore energy construction industry. It specialises in securing the foundations of offshore oil & gas platforms and wind turbines, as well as life extension solutions and rehabilitation services for offshore assets around the world.
It is a progressive company that builds strategic alliances to promote innovation that sets the standard for service delivery and product offering. Its experience, professionalism and energy are complimented by an absolute commitment to quality and safety.
FoundOcean is an FG Offshore Group company which, along with Cape Holland, provides specialist grouting and piling equipment around the globe for rapid deployment in Europe, the Gulf of Mexico, South East Asia, India and the Middle East.
Learn more about FoundOcean Ltd at www.foundocean.com