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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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Gemini 600MW offshore wind farm approved in Netherlands

Typhoon Offshore, on behalf of Gemini, announced today that the permits for Gemini, the 600MW offshore wind farm that will be built in the North Sea 55 kilometers north of the Dutch island of Schiermonnikoog, are now irrevocable. The permits had to be amended due to the complete redesign of the project, resulting in a … Continue reading Gemini 600MW offshore wind farm approved in Netherlands

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Van Oord orders DP2 cable-laying vessel for wind farm construction

Van Oord has ordered a new cable-laying vessel. The ship will be built at Damen Shipyards’ wharf in Romania and will be completed at the end of 2014. The ship is intended for the installation of electricity cables for offshore wind farms. Van Oord is making preparations for the Gemini wind park project which will … Continue reading Van Oord orders DP2 cable-laying vessel for wind farm construction

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Van Oord involved in Gemini offshore wind farm

Northland Power Inc. (NPI), the Canadian producer of sustainable energy, announced that together with Siemens Project Ventures GmbH (Siemens), HVC N.V., Typhoon Offshore B.V. and Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors B.V., it will be developing, constructing and operating the Gemini offshore wind farm. The share distribution is as follows: NPI 55%, Siemens 20%, Van … Continue reading Van Oord involved in Gemini offshore wind farm

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Dutch offshore wind farm Luchterduinen awarded to Van Oord

Van Oord has been awarded the construction of the offshore wind farm Luchterduinen. The wind farm will be located 23 kilometres from the Dutch coast between Noordwijk and Zandvoort. Client is the joint venture Eneco-Mitsubishi Corporation. The 43 wind turbines will have a combined capacity of 129 Megawatts and will generate green electricity for nearly … Continue reading Dutch offshore wind farm Luchterduinen awarded to Van Oord

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