Van Oord Completes Work on Norther OWF
Van Oord successfully installed the last of the in total 44 wind turbines of the Norther offshore wind farm on Friday last week. Achieving this milestone and already delivering renewable energy makes an important contribution to the energy transition.
Van Oord was contracted as main contractor. The entire scope, from cable installation and burial, installation of the Offshore High Voltage Station (OHVS) to turbine installation, was completed ahead of schedule and in less than 9 months. Van Oord deployed a wide range of equipment at the project, amongst others offshore installation vessel Aeolus, the newest trencher Dig-It and cable-laying vessel Nexus.
Floren Verweij, Project Manager Van Oord, “The achievement of completing such a complex scope of work in this time frame, is something that all involved on this project can be proud of.”
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Hammock for flexible and safe monopile transport – Interview with Thijs Roethof of TWD
TWD has designed a hammock to support monopiles during transport. This innovative seafastening is suitable for monopiles with a diameter between 7 and 11 metres. In addition, it divides the forces on the tube more evenly. This allows contractors to safely transport various wind turbine monopiles with a thinner and therefore more vulnerable wall thickness. An interview with Thijs Roethof of TWD.