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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.…

Van Oord installs submerged Slip Joint at Borssele V

Van Oord installed the Slip Joint foundation in the 19 MW Borssele V offshore wind site last week, using its installation vessel Aeolus. It is one of several innovations that are applied at the innovation site which is part of the Borssele wind farm zone. It was the first time a submerged Slip Joint was…

All foundations installed at Borssele III & IV

The construction of the Borssele III & IV offshore wind farm reached a new milestone when all foundations were installed. The job was performed by Van Oord, using its installation vessel Aeolus. As Balance of Plant contractor, Van Oord was responsible for the engineering, supply and construction of the foundations. The 77 monopile foundations were…

Van Oord to install jacket foundations at French OWF

Van Oord has signed a preparatory works agreement for the installation of the jacket foundations at Iberdrola’s French Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm. Van Oord will be responsible for the installation of 62 three-legged jacket foundations in the wind farm site, located around 20 km off the coast of France. The future wind farm, with a surface area of…

Van Oord prepares its Deep Dig-It trencher for Hollandse Kust Zuid

Van Oord was conducting final tests yesterday in the Alexiahaven in Maasvlakte 2 with its innovative Deep Dig-It trencher.  The trencher will be used for the connection of the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) offshore wind farm, to be built 22 km off the coast of the province of Zuid-Holland. In 2018, TenneT awarded the Van…