Van Oord Completes Installation of Belgium’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm
On 26 April, Van Oord successfully installed the last of 44 wind turbines of the Norther offshore wind farm.
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 nine 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.
The 370 MW offshore wind farm supplies almost 400,000 households with renewable energy. The Norther offshore wind farm will contribute significantly to Belgium meeting its target of generating 13% of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2020.
Picture: Offshore installation vessel Aeolus in the Port of Rotterdam (by Frans Berkelaar).