Great Lakes Dredge & Dock and Van Oord awarded Empire Wind I and II rock installation contract

Empire Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Equinor and BP, has awarded the contract for subsea rock installation work for the Empire Wind I and II wind farms off the coast of Long Island, New York to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation and Van Oord.

Great Lakes will use the first Jones Act-compliant subsea rock installation vessel, currently under construction at Philly Shipyard, to install rocks to protect and stabilize monopile foundations, electrical substructures and export cables, starting with Empire Wind I in the mid-2020s and continuing with Empire Wind II. Van Oord will mobilize the flexible fallpipe vessel, Stornes, to install rock prior to the installation of the monopile foundations.

Kim Biggar

Kim Biggar started writing in the supply chain sector in 2000, when she joined the Canadian Association of Supply Chain & Logistics Management. In 2004/2005, she was project manager for the Government of Canada-funded Canadian Logistics Skills Committee, which led to her 13-year role as communications manager of the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council. A longtime freelance writer, Kim has contributed to publications including The Forwarder, 3PL Americas, The Shipper Advocate and Supply Chain Canada.
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