Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel Aeolus has successfully completed the installation of all 77 MHI Vestas 9.5MW turbines at the Borssele III and IV offshore wind farm.
As the balance of plant contractor for the Borssele III and IV wind farm, Van Oord was responsible for the design, engineering, procurement, construction, and installation of the foundations and inter array cables.
In addition, Aeolus was deployed for the transport and installation of the wind turbines.
The wind farm, which is situated 22 kilometres off the coast of the Dutch province of Zeeland, is being developed by the Blauwwind consortium, consisting of Partners Group, Shell, Eneco, Diamond Generating Europe, and Van Oord. The first turbines have been delivering power since the beginning of August.
The final set of turbines will now undergo commissioning and testing in preparation for full power generation.
Upon completion of the project, the 731MW wind farm will supply renewable energy accounting for up to 2.3 per cent of total Dutch electricity demand.
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