Jumbo has been awarded a contract to support DEME Offshore in its scope of work on Ørsted’s Hornsea Two offshore windfarm
Jumbo’s scope of work includes transporting 165 monopiles from Rostock to Eemshaven and 135 transition pieces from Aalborg to Eemshaven, using one of its K3000 class vessels.
In addition to shipping the monopiles and transition pieces, the project will see Jumbo undertake project management for the transport scope, including engineering and designing cradles for the components.
Jumbo said it was awarded the contract due to the intake and lifting capacity of the K3000 vessels, which have 3,250 m2 of free deck space and are well suited to transporting large items of equipment such as transitions pieces and monopiles.
The vessels also have a 3,000-tonne lifting capacity thanks to their dual 1,500-tonne cranes.
The company has undertaken similar projects, including on the Burbo Bank Extension project in the Irish Sea and Yunlin project off Taiwan.
Hornsea Two is adjacent to the Hornsea One offshore windfarm, 89 km off the coast of Yorkshire, UK. When complete, it will be the world’s largest offshore windfarm, with a capacity of 1.4 GW.
Jumbo will start transporting the monopiles and transitions pieces in August 2020.