Van Oord was awarded a foundation transportation and installation contract from Swedish energy company Vattenfall for the 600 MW Kriegers Flak wind farm. Van Oord will install the project’s 72 monopiles and transition pieces.
Kriegers Flak will be Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm and is scheduled to be fully operational by the end of 2021. The offshore wind farm is constructed in the Baltic Sea across a range of 15 to 40 kilometres from the Danish coast. The monopiles will be transported floating from Rostock, Germany and the transition pieces will be transported on barges from Aalborg, Denmark to the project location.
Van Oord will use its 8,000-tonne heavy lift installation vessel Svanen for this purpose. The Svanen has already installed the vast majority of monopiles in the Baltic Sea including the Anholt, Baltic 2 and Arkona projects.