Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel Aeolus has completed the installation of 77 foundations for the Borssele III & IV wind farm.
The Aeolus has been deployed for the last six months, transporting and installing the foundations 22 kilometers off the coast of the Province of Zeeland.
Van Oord’s cable-laying vessel Nexus has also installed 4 out of the 12 cable strings.
“The Borssele III & IV project reached a milestone with the installation of the 77 foundations. The work was executed within planning in 6 months. Despite the extra precautions in connection with coronavirus, we were able to continue the project, taking necessary measures and complying with governmental guidelines. We are proud of the Blauwwind project team and their partners, including Van Oord, for their contribution to the rapid construction of the wind farm.“Roeland Borsboom, project director Blauwwind.
The project will shortly start with the installation of the 9.5 megawatts (MW) wind turbines supplied by MHI Vestas.