Van Oord awarded contract for UK offshore windfarm

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Team Van Oord’s Dutch partner Van Oord has been awarded a contract by ScottishPower Renewables* for the transportation and installation of 102 three-legged jacket foundations for the East Anglia ONE offshore windfarm.

This is the largest amount of three-legged foundations installed in a wind farm anywhere in the world. Once operational in 2020, East Anglia ONE will deliver sustainable energy to 500,000 households.

East Anglia ONE is located in the North Sea,  45 kilometers southeast of the town of Lowestoft in Suffolk. The wind farm will have 102 Siemens 7 MW wind turbines, with a total capacity of 714 MW.  

Van Oord will be responsible for the logistics of all jacket foundations and piles, which will be sourced from various suppliers, and their transportation to the marshalling port of Flushing in The Netherlands.

An installation vessel will then take them from there to the site of East Anglia ONE, with installation work planned between April and October 2018.

30 January 2017

*ScottishPower Renewables is part of the Iberdrola Group, one of the world’s largest utilities and the leading wind energy producer. Iberdrola  has a renewables capacity of more than 24,900 megawatts (MW). Based in Glasgow, ScottishPower Renewables is responsible for progressing onshore wind and marine energy projects in the UK and offshore windfarms throughout the world, managing the development, construction and operation of all projects.