Aeolus completes Eneco Luchterduinen offshore wind farm

Van Oord’s offshore transport and installation vessel Aeolus successfully completed the installation of 43 wind turbines on the Dutch Eneco Luchterduinen offshore wind farm.

Aeolus completed the foundations in the autumn of 2014. The installation of the wind turbines started early April and was completed on 9 June. At the moment 22 wind turbines are operational, the remaining 21 wind turbines are expected to be operational in July 2015.

Pieter van Oord, CEO: ‘Although weather conditions have not always been favourable, Aeolus has done a great job on its first project. The vessel is an excellent example of our innovative strength.’

Aeolus’ next challenge is the construction of the Gemini offshore wind farm 85 kilometers off the northern Dutch coast.


Van Oord operates around the world as a leading contractor for dredging, marine engineering and offshore energy projects (oil, gas and wind), offering innovative solutions to marine challenges. The company operates worldwide in more than fifty countries.

Van Oord is a private company with limited liability and its head office in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Our employees are committed, entrepreneurial professionals who are passionate about water and technology. They understand that cooperation is crucial to achieving the best possible result. By being open and honest, they build mutual trust and respect.

Van Oord is a family-owned business offering marine solutions of value, both now and in the future. Safety, sustainability and continuity go hand in hand in this respect. Van Oord takes a interest in its value chain, which extends from suppliers to clients.