Embarking on a mission: NMS-T-10000 stands ready for its voyage to the ‘He Dreiht’ offshore wind farm

News published on March 28, 2024

After a construction period spanning 16 months, the NMS-T-10000 was loaded out onto a barge on March 22nd, preparing it for transportation to the EnBW He Dreiht offshore wind farm. This project set sail over two years ago, initiating with the engineering phase and culminating in the recent completion of the FAT (Factory Acceptance Test).

The NMS-T-10000, distinguished as the largest noise mitigation system in the world, builds upon the successes of its predecessors, the NMS-8000 and NMS-8800. These predecessors are renowned for their best-in-class underwater noise mitigation technology.

This NMS-T-10000 showcases remarkable capabilities essential for its task:

  • Designed for use from a floating vessel
  • Capable of handling monopiles with diameters of up to 10 meters
  • Maintains monopiles in a vertical position and accurately rotates them to the correct heading
  • Noise from pile to water is almost completely blocked, minimizing environmental impact
  • Equipped with six mudmats for precise alignment and stability during installation
  • Effective operation in water depths of up to 42 meters

During the installation process at He Dreiht, Heerema Marine Contractors, the owner and contractor, will also utilize our IQ6 Hydrohammer® (the world’s most powerful hydraulic hammer), PULSE®, an 8-meter pile sleeve, and related supporting equipment.

With the NMS-T-10000 now being readied for its voyage to its designated site, let us commemorate this collective achievement, extending special appreciation to IQIP’s project team.

He Dreiht stands as one of Europe’s largest planned offshore wind power projects, and will be able to supply renewable energy to 1.1 million households.

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IQIP is the worldwide leading foundation and installation specialist. For over 40 years, we have been offering total solutions for construction projects in the Offshore Wind, Oil & Gas, and Civil markets, as well as Decommissioning. In addition to supplying innovative and high-quality equipment, we continuously invest in operating in a safe and environmentally friendly manner. With consultancy, engineering, production, and installation, IQIP provides reliable tailor-made solutions to optimize the operational efficiency of our customers and reduce project risks. Our combination of craftsmanship and passion makes IQIP a reliable partner in building a world for the next generation with the highest care for the environment.

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