Eiffage, through Smulders (the Belgian subsidiary of Eiffage Métal), in consortium with the Dutch company Sif, has been awarded by EnBW, a German energy company, the contract for the manufacturing of the 64 transition pieces of the future EnBW He Dreiht offshore wind farm.
Each transition piece will be up to 30 meters high and close to 8.5 meters in diameter. Their unit weigh will be slightly over 700 tons, including the secondary steel elements.
The transition pieces will be manufactured at the Smulders’ British yard located in Newscastle upon Tyne. Manufacturing will start in the first half of 2023 and should be over the year after.
Located in the German North Sea, the EnBW He Dreiht offshore wind farm will have a total capacity of 900 MW and is expected to be commissioned during the second semester of 2025.
This new contract strengthens the world leadership position of Smulders in the manufacturing of transition pieces for the offshore wind farms market. At the beginning of 2021, Smulders manufactured its 2,000thtransition piece for the first French offshore wind farm in Saint-Nazaire.