Svanen to be deployed to install monopiles, while Nexus will work on the wires [Image: Van Oord]
Iberdrola has awarded Van Oord a contract for the transportation and installation of monopile foundations and array cables at the 476MW Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm off Germany.
Van Oord will deploy its 8000-tonne heavy lift installation vessel Svanen to install the 50 foundations.
Offshore works for the Baltic Eagle project will start in 2023.
Van Oord’s cable laying vessel Nexus and trencher Dig-It will be deployed for the array cable laying.
Iberdrola country manager for Germany Iris Stempfle said: “Iberdrola is one of the leading developers contributing to the energy transition by investing in offshore wind projects around the globe – in Germany, our Baltic Hub will have an installed capacity of 826MW by the end of 2024.
“Tapping into the expertise of Van Oord yet again makes us confident that Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm will be delivered as planned.”
Van Oord Offshore Wind managing director Arnoud Kuis said: “We are very pleased to be working with Iberdrola again, this time on the Baltic Eagle project in the German Baltic Sea.
“Combining the installation of foundations and the supply and laying of cables will ensure efficient project execution.”
Baltic Eagle is scheduled to be fully operational by the end of 2024.