Van Oord to install foundations, cables for 476-MW Baltic Eagle

Van Oord's installation vessel Svanen arrives at the site of the Kriegers Flak project. Image by Van Oord (www.vanoord.com)

July 23 (Renewables Now) - Dutch marine contractor Van Oord has signed a contract to handle some of the installation for the 476-MW Baltic Eagle offshore wind project in the German Baltic Sea.

The job will entail the transport and installation of Baltic Eagle’s monopile foundations, and the supply, transport and installation of the inter-array cables.

The contract was awarded by Spanish utility group Iberdrola SA (BME:IBE), the developer behind the Baltic Eagle project.

Van Oord said it will mobilise its heavy-lift installation vessel Svanen to install the project’s 50 foundations. Its cable laying vessel Nexus and trencher Dig-It will be deployed for the cable laying works.

Baltic Eagle will be located on a 40-square-kilometre (15.44 sq miles) area off the German island of Ruegen in the Baltic Sea. It will feature 50 units of the V174-9.5 MW turbines supplied by Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS).

Norwegian contractor Fred. Olsen Windcarrier AS (FOWIC) was recently brought on board by Vestas to transport and install the turbine fleet.

Offshore works are slated to commence in 2023, while the 476-MW wind farm is seen to start full operations by the end of 2024.

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