Van Oord and Vattenfall Ink Kriegers Flak Deal

Vattenfall has contracted Van Oord for the transport and installation of the foundations for the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm.

Van Oord will deploy its heavy lift vessel Svanen to transport and install the 72 monopile foundations at the offshore wind site in the Danish Baltic Sea.

The monopiles will be transported floating from Rostock in Germany, with the transition pieces transported on barges from Aalborg in Denmark to the project.

EEW Special Pipe Constructions is in charge of producing the foundations.

“Creating a sustainable energy system is one of the key challenges of this time. Van Oord wants to lead this development in offshore wind. With the construction of the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm we make another significant contribution towards these goals,” said Arnoud Kuis, Van Oord’s Director Offshore Wind.

The Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm will feature 72 Siemens Gamesa 8MW turbines.

The 605MW project, which recently reached the final investment decision (FID), is scheduled to be fully operational before the end of 2021.

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