Steel company Smulders recently shipped the first four of 95 adapters for the first phase of the 3.6 GW Dogger Bank offshore wind farm.
Smulders said earlier this week that she had recently loaded the four transitional parts at her Hoboken shipyard in Belgium and sent them to Sif’s Maasvlakte 2 terminal in Rotterdam.
The transition parts of Dogger Bank are 8 meters in diameter and weigh about 550 tons. According to Smulders, these are the widest and heaviest adapters ever produced in Hoboken.
In November 2020, the Sif-Smulders consortium won the contract to manufacture all 190 monopiles and adapters for Dogger Bank A&B, the first two phases of Dogger Bank Wind Farm. At the end of 2021, the consortium also received the contract for the third phase of the Dogger Bank C wind farm.
The Dogger Bank wind farm, which will be located in the North Sea off the northeast coast of England, is a joint venture between SSE Renewables (40%), Equinor (40%) and Eni Plenitude (20%).
Once all three phases are operational, the wind farm will be the largest in the world.