Van Oord Hired for Arkona’s Foundation Installation

E.ON has awarded the contract for the transport and installation of foundations at the Arkona offshore wind project in the German Baltic Sea to Van Oord.

Photo: Van Oord

Van Oord intends to deploy its heavy lift installation vessel Svanen to install the project’s 60 monopiles and transition pieces.

Arnoud Kuis, Managing Director of Van Oord Offshore Wind Projects: “The installation strategy is based on the proven feeder concept bringing foundation components floating to the Svanen at the installation site. This method has been optimized over recent years resulting in highly efficient installation cycles.”

The installation works are planned for 2017.