Offshore installation vessel
Offshore installation vessel Friedrich Ernestine arrived in Liverpool
Friedrich Ernestine arrived into Cammell Laird Shipyard, Birkenhead on Saturday 1st September where it is currently undergoing final fit out before joining Gwynt y Môr to install wind turbine foundations. It is expected to begin operational activity at Gwynt y Môr, 13km off the north Wales coast, in October.
Precision work on the high seas
For the logistics demand of offshore wind farms RWE Innogy operates two special installation vessels. They will overcome one of the most important supply bottlenecks RWE Innogy faces in the construction of wind farms at sea.
The vessels are able to transport and install up to four of the largest available offshore wind turbines including foundations. Featuring satellite control, these ships can be fixed with centimetre-precision for construction work at sea and operate in water depths of more than 40 metres.
With a length of 100 metres and a width of 40 metres, the vessels will be counted among the major installation vessels worldwide. One of them is built for the construction of the wind farms in the German part of the North Sea. Of the Welsh coast, the other vessel will be needed for the construction of an offshore wind farm to be called "Gwynt y Môr". The order value per vessel is approx. EUR 100 million.