Simon Stevin arrives in Norway to load rock for offshore wind projectProjects and Operations // July 27, 2017
Jan De Nul Group’s fallpipe vessel Simon Stevin has arrived at the Visnes Eklogitt quarry in Norway where it will load and transport a first batch of 32,000 tonnes of rock to the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore windfarm in Germany.
Once at the windfarm the vessel will install scour protection layers on the seabed for the 36 wind turbine foundations. In 2018, the offshore jack-up vessel Vole au vent will start installing the monopile foundations.
This is the first of four loads of rock to be loaded, transported and installed by Simon Stevin. The remaining three batches will be provided by the Rekefjord quarry and loaded in Eemshaven (The Netherlands), closer to the Borkum Riffgrund site.