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Van Oord installs first jacket foundation on the East Anglia ONE project

ScottishPower Renewables commissioned Van Oord to function as lead contractor responsible for transport and installation of the offshore wind turbine foundations, including logistics and deployment of the equipment. The wind farm’s 102 three-legged jacket foundations will be installed at depths of down to 55 m in the southern North Sea. East Anglia ONE will have … Continue reading Van Oord installs first jacket foundation on the East Anglia ONE project

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Van Oord wins contract for 640MW offshore wind energy project in Taiwan

Van Oord has been designated as preferred contractor for a large 640 MW offshore wind project in Taiwan. By obtaining this contract, Van Oord has taken a firm first step on the Asian offshore wind market. This Yunlin project has a contract value of approximately EUR 500 million. The Yunlin offshore wind project is being … Continue reading Van Oord wins contract for 640MW offshore wind energy project in Taiwan

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Double win for Tekmar Energy as they support Van Oord on Deutsche Bucht and BorWin3

Tekmar Energy (Tekmar), the global leader in Cable Protection Systems (CPS) for offshore wind farms has been awarded multiple contracts by Van Oord to supply their systems for both the Deutsche Bucht and BorWin3 projects. Deutsche Bucht is a 252 MW offshore wind farm owned by Northland Power which will consist of 31 8 MW … Continue reading Double win for Tekmar Energy as they support Van Oord on Deutsche Bucht and BorWin3

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Aeolus fitted with impressive new crane

On 28 March 2018, a major step was taken in the modification of Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel Aeolus. The new 1,600 tonnes crane was successfully installed onboard, making the vessel ready to handle the latest generation of foundations and turbines for offshore wind projects. The crane, designed and built by Huisman, was installed by … Continue reading Aeolus fitted with impressive new crane

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Van Oord awarded contract to construct Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm

Subsequent to the announcement that Northland Power’s 252 MW Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm has reached financial close, Van Oord is pleased to confirm that it is contracted for the Balance of Plant scope. The project was originally developed by Highland Group Holdings Ltd. The Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm is located in the German … Continue reading Van Oord awarded contract to construct Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm

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Van Oord completed work on the Walney Extension offshore wind farm

Van Oord has finished the Walney Extension offshore wind farm for DONG Energy to transport and install 87 foundations. Van Oord’s installation vessels Aeolus and Svanen completed the project in 4.5 months. Upon completion of the project in late 2018, the offshore wind farm will supply energy to more than 500,000 households in the United … Continue reading Van Oord completed work on the Walney Extension offshore wind farm

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Van Oord starts collaboration with promising start-ups

The partnership between Van Oord and the start-up acceleration platform PortXL has reached new heights this year. During the final event on 22 June, Van Oord announced its collaboration with as many as five very promising start-ups. The young entrepreneurs of Parable, a start-up specialising in safety training using virtual reality, have been assigned by … Continue reading Van Oord starts collaboration with promising start-ups

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Gemini Offshore Wind Farm operational

The Gemini Offshore Wind Park was officially opened yesterday. Pieter van Oord, CEO of Van Oord, expressed his pride in Van Oord’s involvement in Gemini and thanked all of the shareholders for their support. The grand opening was held in Eemshaven, the Netherlands. Once the home of the project offices, Eemshaven is now the home … Continue reading Gemini Offshore Wind Farm operational

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Van Oord to build Belgium’s largest offshore wind power project

Van Oord has signed a contract with Norther for the Balance of Plant works for the Norther offshore wind farm, located 23 km off the Zeebrugge coast in Belgium. With a maximal capacity of 370 MW, Norther is set to become Belgium’s largest offshore wind project. After completion it will deliver renewable energy to 400,000 … Continue reading Van Oord to build Belgium’s largest offshore wind power project

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Van Oord completes installation of Gemini Offshore Wind Farm

Yesterday, Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel Aeolus installed the final wind turbine at the Gemini Offshore Wind Park, which means that the installation of all 150 wind turbines is now complete. This milestone brings the supply of sustainable energy to 1.5 million people in the Netherlands a step closer. Van Oord and Siemens were responsible … Continue reading Van Oord completes installation of Gemini Offshore Wind Farm

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First wind turbine installed at Gemini Offshore Wind Farm

An important milestone has been reached in the construction of the Gemini Offshore Wind Park. On 16 February 2016, the first wind turbine was installed by Van Oord, and it will soon begin producing electricity. In the coming months, a total of 150 wind turbines will be installed 85 kilometres off the coast of Groningen, … Continue reading First wind turbine installed at Gemini Offshore Wind Farm

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Offshore High Voltage Stations successfully installed at the Gemini Wind Farm

Van Oord has successfully installed the two Offshore High Voltage Stations (OHVS) and first 77 transition pieces at the Dutch Gemini Wind Park. The realisation of the large offshore wind project construction is proceeding as planned. The OHVS installations were built in Hoboken, Belgium, and transported to Eemshaven. Deploying a heavy lift vessel, the 2,500-tonne … Continue reading Offshore High Voltage Stations successfully installed at the Gemini Wind Farm

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Van Oord installs Gemini wind power project’s first monopile

Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel Aeolus has successfully installed Gemini wind power project’s first monopile. The offshore wind project, one of the largest in the world, will consist of 150 monopiles. The project is expected to be fully operational by 2017 generating clean and renewable energy for 1.5 million people in the Netherlands. Gemini is … Continue reading Van Oord installs Gemini wind power project’s first monopile

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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 … Continue reading Aeolus completes Eneco Luchterduinen offshore wind farm

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Last foundation pile installed for Westermeerwind nearshore wind farm

On 23 May, the Van Oord/Mammoet joint venture drove the last foundation pile into the bed of the IJsselmeer, completing the foundation work for the Westermeerwind wind farm. The installation of the 48 foundation piles in the bed of the IJsselmeer went extremely smoothly. Construction continues six days a week, but because piles are only … Continue reading Last foundation pile installed for Westermeerwind nearshore wind farm

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Van Oord: New Dutch wind farm generates first wind energy

Today, at 15.00 hours the 240-hour test phase of the first of 43 wind turbines at offshore wind farm Eneco Luchterduinen was successfully completed. This means that the wind park is now generating green energy for the Dutch grid. The installation of the wind turbines is progressing well. At present, Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel … Continue reading Van Oord: New Dutch wind farm generates first wind energy

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FoundOcean awarded Gemini offshore wind farm grouting contract

FoundOcean has been awarded the contract to grout the 150 monopile foundations for the 600MW Gemini Offshore Wind Farm, on behalf of main contractor Van Oord. The project will be the first to use MasterFlow 9800, a revolutionary new material jointly developed by FoundOcean and BASF. MasterFlow 9800 possess a unique combination of features that … Continue reading FoundOcean awarded Gemini offshore wind farm grouting contract

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Van Oord’s vessel Aeolus installs first wind turbine for Eneco Luchterduinen wind farm

The construction of the new offshore wind farm Luchterduinen entered its final and most noticeable phase with the installation of the first wind turbine by Van Oord’s new transport and installation vessel, the Aeolus. The other 42 wind turbines will be installed during the coming weeks. The wind farm is expected to be put into … Continue reading Van Oord’s vessel Aeolus installs first wind turbine for Eneco Luchterduinen wind farm

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Heart of new Dutch wind farm installed offshore

The OHVS (Offshore High Voltage Station) was installed offshore for the new Dutch offshore wind farm, Eneco Luchterduinen (129 MW). A crane vessel was deployed for this spectacular operation. With its 80-metre-high booms, the floating crane picked up the station in IJmuiden. The OHVS (appr. 900 tonnes) is four storeys high, 24 metres long, 23 … Continue reading Heart of new Dutch wind farm installed offshore

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Van Oord to build largest Dutch offshore wind farm

The Gemini offshore wind energy project shareholders, headed by Canada’s Northland Power Inc., announced today that they have reached agreement with the banks on the project’s financing. The financial close will contribute EUR 2.3 billion to the overall construction costs of EUR 2.8 billion. Van Oord has a 10% equity stake in this project. The other … Continue reading Van Oord to build largest Dutch offshore wind farm

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