Ballast Nedam Re-Entering Offshore Wind Sector

A few years after the sale of its offshore wind activities, the Netherlands-based construction company Ballast Nedam is re-entering the wind energy market with Ballast Nedam Renewables. 

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Ballast Nedam said that with the Renewables business it aims to use its knowledge and expertise internationally for onshore wind, offshore wind and solar parks. The Renewables unit will develop, design, realise and manage sustainable energy systems.

Arno Uiterweerd, Director of Mechanical & Electrical (M&E) and Renewable Projects at Ballast Nedam, said: “25 years ago we were the first to build an offshore wind farm in the Netherlands. We now have a European track record of 18% and that corresponds to more than 500 installed monopile foundations. We are now expanding this strong base with solar parks and onshore wind farms.”

The company says the first international partnerships and construction team agreements have already been signed for the Renewables business.

“Ballast Nedam was already strong internationally, but since we became part of the Renaissance Group, we are even better able to serve the international market for sustainable energy, from idea to maintenance,” Uiterweerd said.

In 2014, Van Oord acquired the assets of Ballast Nedam Offshore, including the dedicated EPCI staff, heavy lift installation vessel Svanen and the Westermeerwind project. The asset management activities for operational wind farms were not be included in the transaction.

In 2016, the company sold its portfolio of 4 offshore wind inspection and maintenance contracts to Deutsche Windtechnik BV, the Dutch subsidiary of Deutsche Windtechnik, as part of its strategy to focus its activities on the working areas of housing and mobility.

Ballast Nedam was involved in the design and construction of the first Dutch offshore wind farm Egmond aan Zee, among other projects.

Offshore WIND Staff