Wind Energy – Nordseecluster
Van Oord, the Netherlands, has been appointed as preferred supplier for the transport and installation of foundations for the 1.6 GW Nordseecluster wind project in Germany.
The Nordseecluster is expected to supply green electricity to the equivalent of 1,600,000 German households annually as of 2029.
The cluster consists of four offshore wind farms in the German North Sea, 35 kilometres North of the island of Juist and 55 kilometres off the German Coast. The close proximity of the offshore sites offered the opportunity to develop one of the largest offshore wind farms in Germany.
The Nordseecluster will be constructed in two phases. Van Oord will install a total of 104 extended monopiles with a weight up to 1,750 tonnes, of which 44 foundations will be installed in 2025 and 60 more in 2027.
It will be the first project for Van Oord’s new offshore installation vessel Boreas.