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Van Oord completes installation of Belgium’s largest offshore wind farm

Van Oord has successfully installed the last of 44 total wind turbines of the Norther offshore wind farm.

Achieving this milestone and already delivering renewable energy makes an important contribution to the energy transition.

Van Oord was contracted as the main contractor. The entire scope, from cable installation and burial, installation of the Offshore High Voltage Station to turbine installation, was completed ahead of schedule and in less than 9 months.

Van Oord deployed a wide range of equipment at the project, amongst others offshore installation vessel Aeolus, the newest trencher Dig-It and cable-laying vessel Nexus.

“The achievement of completing such a complex scope of work in this time frame, is something that all involved in this project can be proud of,” said Floren Verweij, Project Manager. Van Oord.    

The 370-megawatt offshore wind farm supplies almost 400,000 households with renewable energy. The Norther offshore wind farm will contribute significantly to Belgium meeting its target of generating 13% of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2020.