Van Oord wins Transport & Installation contract for German Windanker offshore wind farm – Heavy Lift News
22 May 2024

Van Oord wins Transport & Installation contract for German Windanker offshore wind farm

Van Oord has been awarded a Transport & Installation contract by Spanish energy company Iberdrola for the 300 MW Windanker offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea.

Under the contract, Van Oord is responsible for the transport and installation of 21 XL monopiles and transition pieces and the design, supply and installation of the inter-array cable grid.

For the installation of the monopiles Van Oord will deploy its heavy-lift installation vessel Svanen. By then the vessel will have undergone a major upgrade, making it ready to handle the next generation of monopile foundations for offshore wind projects. The vessel is tailored to navigate the Baltic Sea’s tough conditions. Its track record on projects such as Baltic 2, Arkona, Danish Kriegers Flak and Baltic Eagle demonstrates its expertise in this challenging offshore area.

Van Oord will deploy its dedicated cable-laying vessel Nexus for the installation of the inter-array cables, with a total length of 29 kilometres. Trencher Dig-It will bury the cables to the required depth. The wind farm is expected to be commissioned in 2026. Image: Svanen Source: Van Oord

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