Dutch marine contractor Van Oord successfully installed the last of the 44 wind turbines of the Norther offshore wind farm recently. Achieving this milestone and already delivering renewable energy makes an important contribution to the energy transition, according to the company.
Van Oord was appointed as the main contractor. The entire scope, from cable installation and burial, installation of the Offshore High Voltage Station (OHVS) to turbine installation, was completed ahead of schedule and in less than nine months. Van Oord deployed a wide range of equipment in the project, including offshore installation vessel Aeolus, the newest trencher Dig-It and cable-laying vessel Nexus.
Energy from Renewable Sources
The 370-megawatt offshore wind farm supplies almost 400,000 households with renewable energy. The Norther offshore wind farm will contribute significantly to Belgium meeting its target of generating 13% of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2020.