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RWE confirms Sofia EPCI contract with Van Oord

RWE Renewables has contracted Van Oord for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of the monopile foundations and array cables for the 1.4 GW Sofia Offshore Wind Farm. Van Oord was already selected as preferred supplier for the works in December 2020. The definite contract has now been signed, following RWE’s financial investment decision…

First turbine stands tall at Fryslân WF

With the installation of the rotor, the construction of the first of a total of 89 wind turbines in the 382.7 MW Fryslân offshore wind farm is a fact. The turbine installation was carried out by the purpose-built installation vessel Tom-Wim. In the coming months, the vessel, together with the Sarens Soccer Pitch, will continue…

Van Oord installs emission and fuel consumption reduction solution on Bravenes

Van Oord will install FS MARINE+, an advanced combustion conditioning system with hydrogen and methanol on their subsea rock installation vessel Bravenes. The patented solution by German company FUELSAVE reduces fuel consumption of marine diesel-powered engines & auxiliary systems and reduces significantly emissions. Van Oord is committed to becoming carbon-neutral by 2050, in line with…

Reefy winner of Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge 2020

Dutch start-up company Reefy has won the 4th edition of the annual Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge. During a live stream on 4 March 2021, 3 finalists were given the opportunity to pitch their unique solution for one of this edition’s challenges ‘The Perfect Biodegradable Reef’ and ‘Efficient Biodiversity Monitoring’. Reefy’s modular, bio-degradable reef design convinced…

Borssele V innovation site fully commissioned

Two Towers partners Van Oord, Investri Offshore and Green Giraffe, have fully commissioned the Borssele Wind Farm Site V. The innovation site, featuring 2 Vestas 9.5 MW turbines, incorporates several innovations. Borssele V, located around 20 km off the coast of Zeeland and situated within site III of the Borssele Wind Farm Zone, was designated…

Van Oord secures 4-year O&M contract with Vattenfall

Swedish energy company Vattenfall has awarded Van Oord a 4-year Operations & Maintenance (O&M) contract, with the option for one more year. The contract includes planned and unplanned maintenance campaigns for approximately 600 Vattenfall wind turbine generators (WTGs). Working through its MPI Offshore organisation, Van Oord will provide jack-up and associated lifting services for main…

V&SH bags Fryslân WF array cable terminations and testing contract

Visser & Smit Hanab (V&SH) have been awarded the contract by Van Oord Offshore Wind, partner in the Zuiderzeewind consortium, to carry out all termination and testing operations work at the 382.7 MW Fryslân Wind Farm. The Fryslân Wind Farm is currently being built in the Frisian part of the IJsselmeer, south of the Afsluitdijk.…

Van Oord completes construction artificial island for Windpark Fryslân

This week, Windpark Fryslân reported that the work on the artificial island near Kornwerderzand in the Frisian part of the IJsselmeer has been completed. The Zuiderzeewind contractor consortium was responsible for the construction of the island, which consists of approximately 2 hectares above water and two shallow water zones of approximately 25 hectares. Van Oord…

Van Oord takes share in Estonian developer Saare Wind Energy

In January this year, Van Oord announced its plan to co-operate on a wind farm in Estonia with Estonian developer Saare Wind Energy. Today the marine contractor shared the news that it is now a shareholder in Saare Wind Energy. Saare Wind Energy is developing an area of up to 200 km2 south-west of the…

TenneT and Van Oord start research into biodiversity improvement at cable intersections in the North Sea

TenneT will conduct research in collaboration with Van Oord to improve biodiversity at cable intersections in the North Sea. In a pilot project, different types of stone are deposited at cable crossings at twelve locations to investigate which application stimulates biodiversity. The offshore connection for the Hollandse Kust (zuid) wind farm is the first area…