XXL-monopiles by Sif Group
Foundation piles for new offshore wind farm under construction in Roermond
Sif Group in the city of Roermond is working hard on the production of 43 steel foundation piles for the Eneco Luchterduinen Wind Farm. Ultimately, these piles will be installed 23 kilometers off the coast between Noordwijk and Zandvoort. What makes these foundation piles special is the fact that the wind turbines will be mounted directly on top of them, representing an innovative new technique which has only previously been applied in a relatively small number of cases.
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XXL-monopiles by Sif Group for the Gemini Project
Recently one of the most highly regarded newspapers of The Netherlands (NRC Handelsblad) committed an article to what will be the largest wind farm in Dutch waters: the Gemini offshore wind park. Sif Group is proud to be a part of this immense project.
Project Gemini is a 600 MW offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea, located 85 miles from the Dutch coast. The farm will consist of 150 windmills and the project is being developed by Typhoon Offshore B.V. and, quoting the news article, is owned by Northland Power Inc. (60%), Siemens Financial Services (SFS - 20%), Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors BV (10%), and N.V. HVC, which is a joint venture of 48 Dutch municipalities and six water regulatory authorities (10%).
Sif Group plays a big role in the construction of the Gemini project since we will provide the majority of the foundations for the wind farm. The monopiles made by Sif Group are - with a length of no less than 65 meters, a weight of 850 tons and a bottom diameter of 7 meters - true XXL monopiles. The construction of the wind farm will start next year and the wind farm is planned to come into operation in the summer of 2017.
Click here to read the full article (Dutch). The article also includes the Gemini-trailer, made by Typhoon Offshore B.V., that illustrates the magnitude of the Gemini Project (English).