The Netherlands: Van Oord Wins Luchterduinen Offshore Wind Farm Contract
Van Oord has been awarded the construction of the offshore wind park Luchterduinen. The wind farm will be located 23 kilometres from the Dutch coast between Noordwijk and Zandvoort.
Client is the joint venture between Eneco and Mitsubishi Corporation. The 43 wind turbines will have a combined capacity of 129 megawatts and will generate green electricity for nearly 150,000 households. Construction will start in July 2014 and will be completed after the summer of 2015.
As an EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contractor, Van Oord will be responsible for the monopiles, the foundations, the electrical infrastructure, the offshore transformer station and the installation of turbines. Van Oord will also supply the ship, Aeolus, that will be used to install the 43 wind turbines.
“This award confirms that our leading role in this market is growing,” says CEO Pieter van Oord.
Press release, January 22, 2013; Image: Van Oord