Van Oord successfully completed the installation of the first 100 monopile foundations at the Gemini Offshore Wind Farm. Two monopile grippers, designed by TWD engineers, have been used for this installation project. Within a period of 2.5 months, together, the Aeolus and Pacific Osprey have executed and fulfilled this milestone. Besides the grippers, TWD designed and assisted with the fabrication of the Monopile and TP seafastenings on the Pacific Osprey. The one specific challenge in this project was to make the Monopile-supports easily adjustable to three different pile diameters.

TWD would like to congratulate Van Oord with this achievement. Similarly, we wish the Aeolus and the Pacific Osprey all the best on the installation of the remaining 50 foundations!

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3D visualization of Monopile installation process

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