The installation of the foundations went so smoothly that this important milestone was reached well ahead of schedule. Altogether, the installation of the 97 monopiles and transition pieces took five months.
Trine Borum Bojsen, Managing Director of DONG Energy in Germany and responsible for the offshore wind activities in the country, said: "It’s a big achievement that we’ve completed this important milestone earlier than planned. I’m happy to say that we’ve installed the foundations within the noise limits imposed by the German authorities."
In terms of noise mitigation measures, the company used a noise mitigation steel sleeve and a big bubble curtain. The offshore wind farms Gode Wind 1 and 2 are the follow-up projects of DONG Energy in Germany. The first wind project is Borkum Riffgrund 1. The wind farms Gode Wind 1 and 2 will have a total capacity of 582 megawatts. This is sufficient to provide environmentally friendly electricity to 600,000 German households.
More photos from the foundation installation