EEW has produced the world's heaviest Monopile

Monday, 7 March, 2016 - 10:00
The world’s largest monopile to date is being moved out of production hall 5 in Rostock. (Photo: EEW SPC/Andreas Duerst, Studio 301)
The world’s largest monopile to date is being moved out of production hall 5 in Rostock. (Photo: EEW SPC / Andreas Duerst, Studio 301)

The heaviest monopile for the offshore wind branch ever produced has left the production site of EEW Special Pipe Constructions GmbH in Rostock. It is designed to be the foundation for a 6 MW turbine at Veja Mate wind farm.

This monopile weighs a total of 1,302.5 tons, its diameter is 7.8 m, and it is 82.2 m long – a record in the world of offshore wind energy. The next step will be the coating of this XXL monopile. Handover to the customer Offshore Windforce (a joint venture of Boskalis and Volker Stevin International) is scheduled for the end of April 2016. Offshore Windforce will then be in charge of loading and transport.

“Without the confidence of our customer and the commitment of our staff the production of this giant monopile would not have been possible. I would like to express my deep felt gratitude to all those involved”, says Andreas Dietze, Technical Director of EEW SPC.

Until now, the entire project has been on schedule. The steel construction of 40 of the total 67 monopiles has already been finished. The whole production is due to be completed end of June.

Katharina Garus / EEW

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