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Van Oord wins Baltic turbine foundation contract

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Van Oord has signed a contract with the Swedish energy company Vattenfall for the transport and installation of the foundations for Kriegers Flak wind farm, Denmark.

The contract will see Van Oord install the project’s 72 monopiles and transition pieces at Danish Kriegers Flak which will be Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm.

Scheduled to be fully operational by the end of 2021, the wind farm is constructed in the Baltic Sea across a range of 15km to 40km from the Danish coast.

The monopiles will be transported floating from Rostock, Germany and the transition pieces will be transported on barges from Aalborg, Denmark to the project location.

For the installation of the foundations Van Oord will deploy its 8,000t heavy lift installation vessel Svanen.

Previously the vessel has installed almost 650 foundations throughout Europe, including the vast majority of monopiles in the Baltic Sea at the Anholt, Baltic 2 and Arkona projects.

Van Oord director offshore wind Arnoud Kuis said: “Creating a sustainable energy system is one of the key challenges of this time. Van Oord wants to lead this development in offshore wind. With the construction of the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm we make another significant contribution towards these goals.”

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