Van Oord has been awarded the construction contract for the offshore windpark Luchterduinen, off the Dutch coast.
The wind farm will be located 23 kilometres from the Dutch coast between Noordwijk and Zandvoort, and the contract is signed with the joint venture Eneco-Mitsubishi Corporation.
The 43 wind turbines will have a combined capacity of 129 Megawatts and will generate green electricity for nearly 150,000 households. Construction will start in July 2014 and will be completed after the summer of 2015.
As EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contractor Van Oord shall be responsible for the monopiles, the electrical infrastructure, the offshore transformer station and the installation of turbines.
Van Oord will deploy transport and installation vessel Aeolus to install the 43 wind turbines.
‘This award confirms that our leading role in this market is growing’, says Van Oord CEO Pieter van Oord.