The foundation installation of the Hohe Sees wind farm was completed after a forced break. In mid-2018, there was an accident on board the “Pacific Osprey” during maintenance work on the crane. An alternative installation ship was therefore provided to complete the installation of the foundations. In November, the monopiles and transition pieces that had already been loaded on the “Pacific Osprey” were reloaded by the heavy-duty floating crane “Gulliver” in the port of Eemshaven, Netherlands. The foundation installation was resumed in the first quarter of 2019.
EnBW is building the Hohe See wind farm and the Albatros wind farm as an overall project with 610 megawatts. The construction site is very far out in the North Sea, around 100 kilometers northwest of Helgoland. Starting in 2019, the wind farms will generate electricity for around 710,000 households on an area of around 53 square kilometers.