Belgium’s largest offshore
Van Oord has signed a contract with Norther for the Balance of Plant works for the Norther offshore wind farm, located 23 kilometres off the Zeebrugge coast in Belgium. With a maximal capacity of 370 megawatt, Norther is set to become Belgium’s largest offshore wind project. The construction will start in 2018. After completion in 2019, it will deliver renewable energy to 400,000 households.
Van Oord announces that the Dutch Directorate General for Public Works and Water Management (Rijkswaterstaat) intends to award the contract for the reinforcement of the Houtrib dike to a Van Oord consortium. The project entails the reinforcement of the Houtrib dike on both sides with sand and rock over a distance of 25 kilometers. The activities will be carried out in the period 2017-2020. The contract carries a value of EUR 90 million of which Van Oord’s share amounts to EUR 45 million.
The consortium consisting of Van Oord and Urbinveste – Promoção e Projectos Imobiliários, S.A. has been awarded the contract for the design and construction of the Marginal da Corimba project in Luanda, Angola. An area of 400 hectares will be reclaimed along the coast. It is intended for the construction of an highway, a future fishery port, a marina and real estate development.
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Van Oord is a leading international contractor specialising in dredging, marine engineering and offshore projects (oil, gas and wind). Its head office is located in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The company’s expertise ranges from design to execution and it has been involved in such noteworthy projects as Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, the second Suez Canal in Egypt, trench dredging and backfilling and pipe lay installation worldwide. Since 2002, Van Oord has been involved in the construction of offshore wind farms in the North Sea. Van Oord is an independent family business and employs approx. 5,000 professionals worldwide. Its modern fleet consists of more than a hundred vessels and other specialised equipment.
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28 March – 30 March 2017 Flood & Coast, Telford, United Kingdom
Flood & Coast 2017 is a new conference and exhibition bringing together local authorities, contractors and more to facilitate the exchange of innovation and best practices. Van Oord is a gold sponsor. Visit our stand to meet us.
1 May – 4 May 2017 Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, United States of America
The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters. You can meet us in hall D (Reliant Centre), number 1723.
6 June – 8 June 2017 Offshore Wind Energy, Londen, United Kingdom
In 2017, WindEurope and Renewable UK will join forces to host the world’s largest offshore wind conference and exhibition, taking place in London. Visit our stand and meet our company’s representatives at N-R50.