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Royal designation Van Oord

His Majesty King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands conferred the right to use the designation Koninklijk (‘Royal’) on Van Oord. Jaap Smit, King’s Commissioner in the Province of Zuid-Holland, presented the certificate to Van Oord’s CEO Pieter van Oord during an international symposium at the Laurenskerk in Rotterdam, where 450 guests had gathered to mark…

Van Oord makes FaunaGuard available to other parties

Van Oord and Ace Aquatec have formed a strategic partnership whereby the FaunaGuard, an innovative acoustic sound device, will be made available to all marine contractors and other interested parties. Previously it was only used by Van Oord. The FaunaGuard was developed to protect marine fauna near marine construction activities. It can be used during…

Artificial reef installed at Eneco Luchterduinen OWF

Yesterday, an artificial reefstructure was installed within the Luchterduinen offshore wind farm, 23 kilometres west of the Dutch port city of IJmuiden. The reef is part of the ‘Rich North Sea’ project that will investigate until 2022 how nature conservation and sustainable energy generation can reinforce one another. The installation was performed by Van Oord, in…

Van Oord and GeoSea to install Borssele 1+2

Ørsted announced today that it has contracted Van Oord and GeoSea for the installation of the 752 MW Borssele 1+2 offshore wind farm. The Borssele 1+2 site is located 23 kilometres from the coast of Zeeland (Westkappele). The construction is scheduled for 2020. GeoSea (part of DEME) will be responsible for the transportation and installation…

Van Oord completes acquisition MPI Offshore

Van Oord announced today it completed the acquisition of MPI Offshore, a specialist offshore wind installation contractor, from Vroon Group. With the acquisition Van Oord strengthen its position in the UK offshore wind market and further expands its global position. The acquisition includes the MPI Offshore organisation in Stokesley (United Kingdom), the vessels MPI Adventure…

September edition of Wind Energy Magazine is out

The latest edition of Wind Energy Magazine is out. This second edition published in English features an interview with Arnoud Kuis, Area Director Offshore Wind at Van Oord, on the company’s long track record and international presence in offshore wind. Jan Posthumus, Head of Service Operations at Siemens Gamesa, speaks about the company’s experience up…

Dutch content at WindEnergy Hamburg 2018

From 25 to 28 September some 35,000 wind energy experts from all over the world gather at the Global Wind Summit event in Hamburg to share ideas, experiences and discuss future developments and requirements. It houses two wind energy events; WindEurope’s global on & offshore conference and WindEnergy Hamburg, the world’s leading wind energy expo,…

TenneT awards cable contract for Hollandse Kust (Zuid) Alpha

Offshore grid operator TenneT has awarded a consortium of Dutch marine contractor Van Oord Offshore Wind Projects and Greek cable manufacturer Hellenic Cables the assignment to supply and install sea and land cables for the 700 MW Hollandse Kust (Zuid) Alpha project, located 22 km off the coast of the Province of South Holland. Dutch…

Marine habitat recovery pilot test to start this autumn at Eneco Luchterduinen

Dutch nature environmental organisations Stichting de Noordzee and Natuur & Milieu are partnering up in a unique project, De Rijke Noordzee (Rich North Sea), to improve the underwater marine habitat at offshore wind farms and prove that offshore wind development and underwater nature recovery and improvement can go hand in hand. Due to several reasons…

Van Oord installs first foundation Deutsche Bucht

Van Oord installed the first foundation at Deutsche Bucht Offshore Wind Farm, using the jack-up vessel Seajacks Scylla. De installation marks the start of the offshore construction period. The 252 MW wind farm, located approximately 95 kilometres northwest of the island of Borkum, is a project by Northland Deutsche Bucht. Van Oord was awarded the…