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Van Oord secures wind farm construction contract

Dutch marine engineering company Van Oord has secured a contract from Northland Power to construct the Deutsche Bucht wind farm offshore Germany.

Van Oord has been awarded the balance of the plant contract. The scope consists of the design, engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the foundations, inter array cables and offshore high voltage station, and the transportation of the wind turbines.

Van Oord will deploy its offshore installation vessel Aeolus and cable-laying vessel Nexus for the project.

The offshore installation work is expected to commence in the second half of 2018, and the wind farm is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2019.

“Our cooperation during the Gemini project has proved very successful. We are confident that this will be another excellent cooperation between Northland Power and Van Oord. Both Northland Power and Van Oord share the ambition to contribute to the further development of offshore wind as reliable renewable energy source,” said Arnoud Kuis, director of Van Oord Offshore Wind.

Jason Jiang

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