Van Oord has been awarded a contract for East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm by ScottishPower Renewables for the transport and installation of jacket foundations.
Van Oord will transport and install 102 three-legged jacket foundations.
“This is the highest amount of three-legged foundations in a wind farm ever installed worldwide,” the company said.
Van Oord will be responsible for the logistics of all jacket foundations and piles, sourced from various suppliers, and the transport to the marshaling port of Flushing in the Netherlands.
From there the foundations will be transported and installed with an installation vessel. The installation work is planned between half of April 2018 and the end of October 2018, Van Oord said.
The East Anglia ONE is located in the southern North Sea, 45 kilometers southeast of the town of Lowestoft, UK.
The wind farm will have 102 Siemens 7 MW wind turbines, with a total capacity of 714 MW. Once operational in 2020, it will deliver sustainable energy to 500,000 households.