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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…

Borssele III & IV delivers first electricity into the Dutch grid

This morning, 7 August 2020, the Borssele III & IV offshore wind farm delivered the first electricity to the Dutch grid. In total, 77 MHI Vestas V164-9.5 MW turbines are being installed in the wind farm. 36 of the 77 turbines are currently installed. Borssele III & IV is located approximately 22 km off the…

Cables for Hollandse Kust Zuid Alpha connection arrived

On July 19 July, a shipment of 8,000 tonnes of of high voltage cable arrived in the port of Rotterdam. The cable will connect the 700 MW Hollandse Kust Zuid Alpha offshore platform to the onshore grid. A consortium of Van Oord and Hellenic Cables from Greece was contracted by TenneT in September 2018 to…

All inter-array cables in Borssele 1&2 installed

Van Oord’s cable installation vessel Nexus has completed the installation of all 94 inter-array cables in the 752 MW Borssele 1&2 offshore wind farm which Ørsted is building some 23 km off the coast of Zeeland. In the coming period Van Oord will continue burying the cables. Van Oord won the contract in 2018. Under…

Van Oord selected for Saint-Brieuc OWF foundation works

Van Oord has been contracted by Ailes Marines to transport and install all foundations in the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm. Ailes Marines, a consortium of Spanish Iberdrola Group and French companies RES and Caisse Des Dépôts, will be building the wind farm some 20 km off the coast of France in the bay of Saint-Brieuc.…