Wind energy – Baltic Sea
Van Oord has signed a contract with the Spanish energy company Iberdrola for the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm.
Van Oord will transport and install the foundations and ensure the supply, transport and installation of inter-array cables.
With a production capacity of 476 MW, the Baltic Eagle wind farm will deliver renewable energy to 475,000 households while saving nearly 1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide annually.
Van Oord plans to deploy its 8,000-tonne heavy-lift installation vessel Svanen to install the 50 foundations.
The offshore works for the Baltic Eagle project will commence in 2023.
Van Oord’s cable laying vessel Nexus and trencher Dig-It will be deployed to lay the inter-array cables. Van Oord will customise the Dig-It to ensure that it can handle the challenging soft soil conditions in the Baltic Sea.