Van Oord wins Walney Extension contract from Dong

Van Oord has announced that it has reached an agreement with Denmark’s Dong Energy for the transport and installation of the 87 foundations at Walney Extension offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea.

Van Oord will transport the foundations, monopiles and transition pieces from the various suppliers in Denmark, Germany and the United Kingdom and then install the foundations at the offshore wind farm site. The installation work will start in spring 2017.

“After signing the contract for the transport and installation of the foundations for the Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm earlier this year, we are proud that DONG is again showing its appreciation for our approach to constructing offshore wind projects. Both companies are experienced in the field and feel that cooperating on two succeeding projects will enable us to optimise our work methods even further, as well as to gain from each other’s know-how and experience and thus to contribute to the further development of offshore wind energy as reliable renewable energy source,” said Johan van Wijland, managing director of Van Oord offshore wind projects.

Last month DeepOcean was awarded a contract for installation and trenching works at the site, while CT Offshore signed an agreement to install all the inter-array cables.

Jason Jiang

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