Van Oord strikes deal on UK offshore wind farm

Dutch builder has signed a contract with DONG Energy for the installation of foundations at the Burbo Bank Extension

For installing foundations at the Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm, Van Oord will use its heavy lift vessel Svanen.
For installing foundations at the Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm, Van Oord will use its heavy lift vessel Svanen.

Van Oord has signed a contract with DONG Energy for the installation of foundations at the Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm in the UK.

The Dutch contractor will install the project’s 32 monopiles and transition piece foundations, supply and install the scour protection and provide the logistics between the fabrication ports in Germany, Denmark, the United Kingdom and the offshore wind farm.

The installation works are planned to take place during the summer of 2016.

The Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm is located 8 km off the coast in Liverpool Bay, United Kingdom. With a total of 32 Vestas wind turbines of 8MW each, the offshore wind farm will have a total capacity of 258MW.

DONG Energy’s senior project director, Klaus Skoust Moller, said: "Burbo Bank Extension is an exciting project with the potential to power over 180,000 UK homes, and it's great to sign this agreement with Van Oord for the installation of foundations.

"This is the last of our main contracts to be signed which reflects that the project is progressing in accordance with the plan. Offshore construction work is expected to begin in 2016, and Van Oord will play an important role in taking this forward."

 

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