Van Oord News

30 Jul 2020

CrossWind Hires Van Oord for 759 MW Offshore Wind Farm Construction

Van Oord's Aeolus vessel - Image Credit: Van Oord

Dutch offshore services giant Van Oord has won a construction contract for the Hollandse Kust (noord) offshore wind farm from CrossWind.The contract follows the announcement on Wednesday that CrossWind, a Shell-Eneco JV, had won a tender to develop the 759 MW subsidy-free offshore wind farm off the coast of the Netherlands.Van Oord’s activities will encompass the engineering, procurement, construction, and installation of the foundations, inter-array cables and transportation and installation of the wind turbines.

18 Jun 2020

Van Oord to Lay Off 500 Employees

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Dutch offshore and dredging contractor Van Oord said Tuesday it would lay off 500 people, citing effects of COVID-19 on its business.Van Oord said: "As a company operating on a global scale, COVID-19 is having a major impact on our business. Market conditions in the dredging industry are under pressure and the volatility in oil- and gas prices also triggers a decrease of offshore field services. Consequently, we face a decline in our turnover and a deterioration of our results,"As a result, the company said it expected to reduce its workforce by 500 people.

11 May 2020

PHOTO: Van Oord's Heavy Lift Vessel Reaches Kriegers Flak Offshore Wind Farm

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Van Oord’s heavy lift vessel Svanen has arrived at the Danish Kriegers Flak Offshore Wind field in the Baltic Sea off Denmark, where it will install foundations for wind turbines.The Dutch offshore contractor entered into an agreement with Vattenfall for the transport and installation of the foundations for Kriegers Flak wind farm. Van Oord will install the 72 monopiles and transition pieces. With a production capacity of just over 600 MW, Kriegers Flak will be Denmark’s largest…

30 Apr 2020

Dutch Government Gives Shipbuilder IHC $435 Mln Lifeline

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The Dutch government said on Thursday it is providing ailing shipbuilder Royal IHC with a lifeline of up to almost 400 million euros ($435 million), enabling the company's takeover by a consortium of marine companies and investors from Benelux countries.IHC had been looking for fresh capital since the summer of 2019 as it grappled with mounting debt and heavy losses on tailor-made ships.The company is to be taken over by Luxembourg-based investor HAL Trust and Belgian peer Ackermans & Van Haaren, together with Dutch dredgers Van Oord and equipment maker Huisman.Together these companies will pr

28 Apr 2020

Van Oord Installs Slip Joint Foundation at Borssele Wind Farm Site

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Dutch offshore installation and construction company has installed what it calls the "Slip Joint" foundation at the Borssele Wind Farm Site V in the Dutch sector of the North Sea.The Slip Joint is an alternative connection between foundation elements, a monopile, and a transition piece. It consists of two conical sections placed on top of each other. The foundation was installed at at the Borssele Wind Farm Site V on April 25."It is the first time anywhere that a submerged Slip Joint was used on a full-sized offshore wind turbine on a fully commercial basis…

17 Mar 2020

DMC to Equip Three New TSHDs

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Damen Marine Components has won an order to supply three sets of steering and rudder systems for three dual-fueled trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHDs) currently being built at Keppel Offshore & Marine’s shipyard in Singapore for Van Oord.The vessels will be 138-meters in length and have a hopper capacity of 10,500 cubic meters. They will represent the very latest in sustainable, energy-efficient dredging and are due for delivery in 2021. The third will be handed over the…

13 Jan 2020

TMA Logistics Wins SGRE Work

Image: Port of Amsterdam

Dutch outfit TMA Logistics has been commissioned by Siemens Gamesa Renewables Energy (SGRE) to provide the transhipment and transhipment of wind turbines for Windpark Fryslân.Wind farm Fryslan comprises 89 wind turbines that will be realised in the Frisian part of the IJsselmeer, near Breezanddijk. The project is expected to start in August 2020 and the wind farm will supply electricity to ± 500,000 households.SGRE is carrying out the project in close cooperation with Van Oord Offshore Wind BV. Van Oord is laying the foundations and laying the cables and monopiles.

22 Dec 2019

Tekmar Bags Windpark Fryslân Gig

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Tekmar Energy, the developer and manufacturer of sub-sea cable protection systems for the renewable energy industry, announced that international marine contractor Van Oord has selected the patented Tekmar Cable Protection System (CPS) TekLink Mechanical Latch for Windpark Fryslân.According to a press note from the Tekmar Group Company, said Windpark Fryslân is a 382MW near-shore windfarm comprising 89 wind turbines. It is located six kilometers off the Frisian coast in the Netherlands.Once constructed it is expected to power around 500…

02 Dec 2019

Van Oord, Hendrik in Lifting Equipment Deal

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Dutch maritime contracting company Van Oord is partnering with compatriot company Hendrik Veder Group for the management of heavy lifting equipment for offshore wind turbines.Rotterdam-based company active in steel wire and fibre rope products and services said that under the terms of the two-year agreement, Van Oord will outsource its hoisting and lifting equipment management to the Hendrik Veder Group, with a focus on sustainable lifting.According to Michiel Pieterman, Offshore Wind Operations Manager at Van Oord: "This partnership enables us to use lifting equipment in a sustainable way.

10 Nov 2019

Van Oord Orders Royal IHC Dredge System

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Royal IHC, the provider of design and construction for the specialist maritime sector, has been awarded another contract by Van Oord to design and supply the dredge installation for its new 10,500m3 trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD).The suction pipe installation with underwater pump, two dredge pumps and three jet water pumps will be installed on the new TSHD and built in Singapore.Earlier this year, IHC was commissioned to deliver similar systems for two other Van Oord TSHDs.“We were delighted to receive this repeat order from Van Oord…

07 Nov 2019

Titan Completes 1st LNG Bunkering in IJmuiden

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Dutch liquefied natural gas (LNG) supplier Titan LNG, in cooperation with the Port of IJmuiden and OD IJmond, completed the first bunkering of LNG to the Werkendam, Van Oord's LNG-powered crane vessel.“This first for the Port of IJmuiden is another important step for LNG bunkering, the port is strategically located for bunkering activities and the operation today further acknowledges our strong track record in LNG bunkering”, according to Jippe van Eijnatten, director business…

05 Nov 2019

Europort 2019 Begins at Rotterdam Ahoy

Europort 2019

The launch of Europort 2019 at the Rotterdam Ahoy yesterday (November 05) saw well-known journalist Geert Maarse bring four of the leading owners in Europe’s special ship segments to grips with the key challenges facing the maritime industries today and tomorrow. Now in its 39th edition, Europort continues to hold its own as one of the most significant events in the maritime calendar, with registered visitors this year reaching 27,000. In 2020, a new convention center will open alongside the existing site, expanding overall space by 50%.

02 Oct 2019

Wind Farm Fryslân Reaches Financial Close

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Ten banks and the province of Fryslân are jointly financing the 382.7MW Windpark Fryslân, which is being built in the Dutch IJsselmeer, south of the Afsluitdijk, six kilometers off the Frisian coast.The near shore windpark is being built by Zuiderzeewind, a consortium of Van Oord and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.According to Van Oord, the preparatory work has already begun. Never before has such a large wind park been built in a lake in the world."We are proud to be able to realize a windpark that contributes over 70% to the Frisian objective for sustainable energy…

19 Sep 2019

Van Oord, Shell Test Biofuel Pilot for Vessels

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Together with Shell, Van Oord is testing the use of biofuel on its fleet. The biofuel reduces CO2 emissions by more than 40% compared with conventional marine fuel. This test fits in with the ambitions of both parties to reduce the CO2 emissions in the maritime industry. The first pilot will take place during a dredging project in Germany on Van Oord's trailing suction hopper dredger HAM 316.The shipping industry is being faced by major sustainability challenges. By 2050, global shipping will have to emit an average of 50% less CO2 than in 2008.

03 Sep 2019

Wärtsiläs LNG Storage & Supply System for Dredges

Wärtsilä LNG fuel storage and supply system for two new trailing suction hopper dredgers. Copyright: Van Oord

Innovative Wärtsilä LNG fuel storage and supply system to deliver multiple benefits for two new dredgers.The technology group Wärtsilä will supply a unique and patent-pending LNG fuel storage and supply system for two new trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHDs). The ships are being built by Keppel Offshore & Marine for Van Oord, the Dutch marine contractor. The order with Wärtsilä was placed in Q2 2019.The Wärtsilä system comprises two 640m3 single-shell polyurethane insulated storage tanks…

16 Jul 2019

Van Oord Enacts Hopper Dredger Option

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Van Oord has decided to use the option of ordering a third trailing suction hopper dredger at Keppel FELS Limited. The vessel is similar to the two vessels that Van Oord ordered in May 2018. Each one has a hopper capacity of approximately 10,500 cubic meters and measures 138 meters in length and 28 meters across the beam.This investment is part of a broader fleet renewal program in the Dredging business unit. The new hoppers will replace existing vessels and fit in with Van Oord’s aim of making its fleet state-of-the-art and more energy efficient.

24 Jun 2019

Dutch-Aussie Team Targets Safer Blade Lifting

From left to right: Jacques Stoof (Mammoet), Trevor Bourne (Verton) and Paul Verheul (Van Oord). Photo: Van Oord

Dutch maritime contractors Van Oord and heavy lifting and transport specialist Mammoet are cooperating with Australian start-up Verton to design a new lifting method for installing wind turbine blades.The technology specialist was scouted after being selected to participate in the maritime innovation platform PortXL in Rotterdam.The cooperation is seeking to develop a way to shorten the installation cycle times and make installation safer for operators. Verton has developed a remote rotating device that uses gyroscopic modules to rotate a suspended load.

18 Jun 2019

ABB Wins Dredger Package Deal

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ABB was contracted to deliver integrated vessel systems to two dredgers being built by Keppel Offshore & Marine for Van Oord, a key contract win for a new market: specialized dredgers.This is ABB’s largest dredging vessel project for a European end customer, a contract that covers integrated electrical power, automation, control and navigation packages for a pair of 10,500 cu. m. capacity trailing suction hopper dredgers built for the Dutch dredging and marine contractor Van Oord.

27 May 2019

GMM Project Shortlists Nine Ships

Pic: Green Maritime Methanol consortium

The Green Maritime Methanol (GMM) consortium announced that it has selected nine ships for research on the application of renewable methanol as a marine fuel.New designs, newbuildings as well as existing ships of Boskalis, Van Oord, the Royal Netherlands Navy and Wagenborg Shipping were selected.The vessel sizes vary in length from between 40 - 160 meter, with tonnage ranging from 300 - 23.000 dwt and in installed power from 1 - 12 MW. Research for these ships will start with determination of the cost for implementation and use of methanol fuel systems.

24 May 2019

Acta Marine Names Third Walk to Work CSV

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Acta Marine has held a naming ceremony for its latest walk-to-work construction support vessel Acta Centaurus in Den Helder, the Netherlands.Mrs. Marianne van Oord named the vessel Acta Centaurus. Centaurus being one of the stellar constellations in the northern hemisphere. The ceremony took place in Den Helder with many guests attending the festivities and the tours on board the brand new vessel.Mrs. Van Oord wished Acta Centaurus and her crew and charterers crew safe sailings in supporting the growth of offshore renewable energy.After taking delivery from Ulstein Verft…

12 May 2019

Van Oord's Werkendam Begins First Job

Werkendam. Photo: Van Oord.com

Dutch dredging specialist Van Oord said LNG-powered crane vessel, Werkendam started work on its first project this week.The world’s first LNG-powered crane vessel is carrying out maintenance work in the port of Rotterdam, Van Oord said in a press release.Port of Rotterdam Authority, is pleased with this initial deployment: "We are encouraging the transition from fuel oil to LNG as a fuel for shipping. It is good that operational ships are taking the lead," says Ronald Paul, COO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority.The Werkendam is also the first Van Oord vessel to run entirely on LNG.

29 Apr 2019

Van Oord Completes Belgium’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Offshore installation vessel Aeolus. Photo: Van Oord

Dutch maritime contracting company Royal Van Oord successfully  installed the last of the in total 44 wind turbines of the Norther offshore wind farm.Achieving this milestone and already delivering renewable energy makes an important contribution to the energy transition, said a press release from Van Oord.Van Oord was contracted as main contractor. The entire scope, from cable installation and burial, installation of the Offshore High Voltage Station (OHVS) to turbine installation…

05 Apr 2019

Van Oord Completes Deutsche Bucht Offshore Installation

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Dutch maritime contracting company Van Oord has completed the installation of the offshore substation at the 269 MW Northland Power’s Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm in Germany`s Exclusive Economic Zone.The supersize substation with a 2,700-tonnes topside is the centrepiece of the wind farm. It houses all electrical equipment needed to transform the power from the 33 turbines to a higher voltage for further transmission, said a press release from the company specializes in dredging…

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