Van Oord Takes Charge of Pivotal FSRU Jetty Construction in DE

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Van Oord has secured a contract from FSRU Wilhelmshaven, a collaborative venture between ENGIE and Tree Energy Solution (TES), for the construction of a Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) jetty in Wilhelmshaven, Germany.

The task of operating this second FSRU project in Wilhelmshaven falls under Deutsche Energy Terminal GmbH (DET), a state-run entity. DET, in partnership with TES and Engie, is executing this project, which is one of the key initiatives supported by Germany’s LNG Acceleration law enacted in May 2022. The legislation is designed to address the supply shortfall and enhance Germany's energy independence.

Van Oord's role encompasses the procurement and construction of the FSRU jetty. Drawing upon its expertise in dredging, infrastructure, and offshore energy, Van Oord is committed to meeting the project's challenging deadlines.

The construction strategy includes the use of monopiles as the foundational structure for the jetty. Van Oord will install 10 monopiles, complete with scour protection. These foundations will be further outfitted with platforms, catwalks, and related equipment. Additionally, a trailing suction hopper dredger is employed for the excavation of the berth pocket and the turning basin.