Sweden-based Svanen has started the installation of the first monopile at the Anholt Offshore Wind Farm, which will be Denmark's largest offshore wind project.
The first monopile was lowered into the water at Bladt Industries in the Port of Aalborg and tied to a tug that led to the wind farm. In order to be able to float the approximately 450-ton monopile from Aalborg to the installation site, the pile was sealed by two end caps. The monopile was then driven 18-36 meters into the seabed (depending on water depth and seabed conditions) using a large hydraulic hammer.
The Anholt Offshore Wind Farm, developed by DONG Energy, will be Denmark's largest offshore wind farm to date, with a capacity of 400 MW, and will be located between Djursland and the island of Anholt in the Kattegat.