Bustle in offshore wind activities at Emden Dockyard
June 15, 2016
In recent years the port of Emden has evolved into an important link in the creation and supply of offshore wind farms. Emden Dockyard plays an important role in this industry. In this way the shipyard was instrumental in the final outfitting and commissioning of the hotel platform “DanTysk OSP” (central image). This artificial island consists of a five-story ship-like platform. In it a total of 50 people will live and work rotating every two weeks while servicing the wind farms “DanTysk” and “Sandbank”, 90 km off the coast of Sylt and operated by Vattenfall.
Mid October 2015 the platform was towed from Kiel to Emden to obtain a berth here and to be supplied by Emden Dockyard with water and electricity. Moreover Emden Dockyard was deeply involved in the completion of various ship technical systems and equipment. Finally, the shipyard was responsible for ensuring that the systems worked and ensured safe operation.
Together with the pontoon on which it rests the “OAP” (Offshore Accomodation Platform) was towed to her destination in early June. There it was placed on the foundation structure, a so-called jacket, and connected to it. The jacket (left in the picture), also built in Emden, was already placed on the seabed and anchored there on May 27.
On the right can be seen the “Wind Lift 1”. This vessel is owned by the company. Offshore Wind Solutions (OWS). This self propelling barge is a frequent guest at our wharf.