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DEME’s next generation vessel ‘Orion’ successfully installs first monopile at Arcadis Ost 1

First floating monohulled installation vessel able to install giant foundations

Deploying ‘Orion’, the newest member of the DEME fleet and the most innovative vessel in the offshore wind industry, DEME Offshore has successfully installed the first XXL monopile at Parkwind’s Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm in Germany.

DEME’s revolutionary, floating DP3 offshore installation vessel is set to install the 28 giant monopiles, which at 110 long are the largest monopile foundations ever built in Europe, weighing more than 2,000 tonnes each. ‘Orion’ is the first floating monohulled vessel able to perform these operations, speeding up installation times dramatically.