Van Oord Wins Iberdrola Contract for Baltic Wind Farm

An offshore wind farm
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Dutch marine construction company Van Oord has secured a new contract from Spanish energy utility Iberdrola to construct the German Windanker wind farm in the Baltic Sea.

The contract, with its value undisclosed, entails Van Oord's responsibilities to transport and install 21 XL monopiles and transition pieces, as well as to design, supply, and install the inter-array cable grid.

For the installation of the monopiles, Van Oord will deploy its heavy-lift vessel, Svanen. The cable laying for the inter-array project, spanning a total length of 29 km, will be carried out by the vessel Nexus.

Windanker will have an installed capacity of approximately 300 MW. The wind farm is slated for commissioning in 2026, aligning with Germany's goal to develop 30 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030.

This project adds to Van Oord's growing portfolio of offshore wind projects in the Baltic Sea, including the Baltic Eagle with Iberdrola and the Baltica 2 offshore wind farm in Poland, developed by Ørsted and PGE.