March 29, 2016
Gemini Offshore Wind Park in SWZ Maritime

(With extra pictures) SWZ Maritime's March issue includes a feature on the construction of one of the world's largest offshore wind parks: Gemini.

In total, the offshore wind park will have 150 wind turbines and is set to be fully operational in 2017. Recently, the park supplied its first power to the grid. Gemini is located 85 kilometres from the coast of Groningen, the Netherlands.

The article in SWZ Maritime provides an overview of the entire project, from plans and financing, to construction and equipment deployed (such as the Aeolus and Nexus). The pictures in the album below give you an idea of the work so far (please click the pop-out button to view the pictures in their proper dimensions).

Picture: Cable layer Nexus (by Flying Focus)

The Eemshaven Terminal, with the Aeolus on the right (by G.J. de Boer)The Eemshaven Terminal, with the Aeolus on the right (by G.J. de Boer)The Eemshaven Terminal, with the Aeolus on the right (by G.J. de Boer)On 8 July 2011, the Aeolus drove the first foundation into the ocean floor (by Flying Focus) The Pacific Osprey (lifting capacity 1200 t) leaves the Eemshaven with three foundations on board (by F.J. Olinga)Acta Marine chartered the Norwegian W2W-vessel Stril Server for 15 weeks (by Flying Focus)The Rambiz (lifting capacity 3300 t) installs the two jackets (by Flying Focus)The Rambiz (lifting capacity 3300 t) installs the two jackets (by Flying Focus)The Rambiz places the two offshore transformator stations onto the jackets (by Flying Focus)The Abis Dover as temporary accommodation for 45 people (by Flying Focus)Siemens deployed accommodation vessel Wind Innovation (by Flying Focus)A milestone for the Gemini project: the installation of the first wind turbine (by Flying Focus)A milestone for the Gemini project: the installation of the first wind turbine (by Flying Focus)Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel Aeolus has a lifting capacity of 990 t (by Flying Focus)The multipurpose ship Jan Steen and the crew boat Liz-V
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