Swire Blue Ocean A/S has signed a key contract with an EPCI contractor, Van Oord Offshore Wind Projects bv and will provide a wind farm installation vessel to work together with Van Oord’s own wind farm transport and installation vessel Aeolus on the installation of the 150 foundations and wind turbine generators on the Gemini Offshore Wind Farm.
“Swire Blue Ocean is pleased to partner with Van Oord Offshore Wind Projects for the Gemini Offshore Wind Farm and aims to deliver high standards of operational excellence, reliability and safety of marine services to our client,” said General Manager & Director of Swire Blue Ocean, Mr Lars Blicher.
The contract is significant as it adds to the steady stream of new projects that Swire Blue Ocean has secured for its fleet of wind farm installation vessels, namely Pacific Osprey and Pacific Orca.
The 600MW Gemini Offshore Wind Farm will be one of the largest wind farms in the world in terms of size and production and will comprise a total of 150 wind turbine generators. When completed, it will provide power to approximately 785,000 households.
The offshore wind farm will be built in the Dutch part of the North Sea, 85 km north of the coast of Groningen. Installation activity is scheduled to commence in 2015.