Jumbo to provide transport for Hornsea Two offshore wind farm

Jumbo Shipping is to support DEME Offshore in its work on Ørsted’s Hornsea Two offshore wind farm. The shipping company will transport 165 monopiles from Rostock to Eemshaven and 135 transition pieces from Aalborg to Eemshaven with a K3000 class vessel.

In addition to shipping the monopiles and transition pieces, the project will see Jumbo undertake the project management for the transport scope, including the engineering and design of both transportation and cradles.

K3000 vessels

Jumbo was awarded the contract due to its intake and lifting capacity of the Jumbo K3000 vessels, the Jumbo Kinetic and Fairmaster. The K3000 class offers 3250 m2 free deck space, well suited for the transportation of large equipment such as transition pieces and monopiles. It also offers 3000 tonnes lifting capacity courtesy of its dual 1500-tonne cranes.

‘This contract is an affirmation of our previous work in the offshore wind industry,’ says Jumbo Commercial Manager Renewables Boudewijn van der Garden. ‘Our scope here once again demonstrates the suitability of the K3000 Class in supporting the development of sustainable energy projects such as this.’

Hornsea Two

Ørsted’s Hornsea Two site is located adjacent to the Hornsea One offshore wind farm, 89 kilometres off the coast of Yorkshire, UK. When complete, Hornsea Two will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm with a capacity of 1.4 gigawatts, sufficient to provide clean, sustainable energy to well over 1.3 million homes.

Jumbo will commence transportation of the monopiles and transitions pieces in August 2020.

Author: Mariska Buitendijk

Mariska Buitendijk is one of SWZ|Maritime's journalists as well as the magazine's copy editor.