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Van Oord’s Aeolus completes Deutsche Bucht turbine installation job

Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel Aeolus has successfully completed the installation of 31 turbines on monopiles at the 269 MW Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm. As the Balance of Plant contractor, Van Oord was responsible for the design, engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the foundations, inter array cables and offshore substation. The Aeolus was…

Blade repair works start at Princess Amalia Offshore Wind Farm

MPI Offshore, a subsidiary of Van Oord, has been contracted to repair and upgrade all of the blades for 29 of the 60 turbines in the Princess Amalia Offshore Wind Farm. The company is using its offshore installation vessel MPI Resolution. The vessel sails to the site location with three repaired and/or new blades. The…

Room for improvement artificial oyster reefs

First monitoring results of the artificial oyster reef demonstration project at the Eneco Luchterduinen offshore wind farm showed there is room for improvement.   In the autumn of 2018, in an area of 3 hectares, at water depths of around 20 metres, a structure of reef balls and cages containing adult oysters was installed at the…

Van Oord completes foundation installation at East Anglia ONE OWF

With the installation of the last of 102 jacket foundations, Van Oord completed its scope of work for ScottishPower Renewables’ East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm in the UK. As a main contractor, Van Oord transported and installed all 102 foundations. It is the largest number of three-legged wind turbine foundations ever installed offshore. The jacket foundations and…

Eneco signs largest PPA with Dutch wind farm

On Wednesday, 17 July, Eneco signed a Power Purchase Contract (PPA) with Windpark Fryslân bv. During 15 years, Eneco will purchase the electricity produced by the 382,7 MW nearshore Fryslân Wind Farm. With an annual production of 1,500 GWh, it is the largest PPA that the Dutch energy company has signed with a wind farm…

Van Oord and Mammoet to jointly work with Verton on new blade lifting method

Van Oord and Mammoet are joining forces in a partnership with the Australian scale-up Verton to develop a new lifting method for installing wind turbine blades that could shorten the installation cycle times and make installation safer for operators. The company was scouted via the maritime and port accelerator innovation platform PortXL where Van Oord is…

Van Oord’s Nexus installed inter array cables Deutsche Bucht

Van Oord has installed more than 40 kilometres of inter array cables for the 269 MW Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm, in the German Bight. The contractor used its cable laying vessel Nexus to perform the work. Nexus installed the cables at 40 metres water depth, at a rate of up to three cables per…

Van Oord publishes white paper on Accelerating Climate Initiatives

Van Oord presents a white paper on Accelerating Climate Initiatives to underline its sustainable ambition and to inspire everyone involved. Prior to the launch, Van Oord introduced its sustainability programme S.E.A. A platform of Sustainable Earth Actions, to advocate successful solutions for facing global challenges. In the white paper, the focus is on the acceleration…

Jack Up Barge and Van Oord team up for Deutsche Bucht

Jack Up Barge will work together with Van Oord on the 269 MW Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm in the German Bight. The company has signed a contract with Van Oord Offshore Wind GmbH in Hamburg for the accommodation and supply of Balance of Plant operations. Jack Up Barge will deploy its jack-up platform JB-115.…

Van Oord and AdBm successfully demonstrate new noise mitigation system

Van Oord and AdBm Technologies have successfully demonstrated the new AdBm Noise Mitigation System (NMS), with support from TNO. Van Oord will be deploying the system at Borssele 3,4 & 5. The NMS system reduces underwater noise resulting from offshore pile driving wind turbine foundations. It uses special acoustic resonators designed and produced by AdBm…