Maritime service provider and dredger Van Oord has been awarded contracts for new offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea and Taiwan. These contracts have a total value of more than 500 million euros, the company said. Once the offshore wind farms are operational, they will provide sustainable energy for approximately 2.5 million households.
Van Oord will be working on the Baltic Power wind project in the Baltic Sea. That project by the energy companies Orlen and Northland Power is located 23 kilometers from the Polish coast and will consist of 76 wind turbines that will supply energy to approximately 1.5 million Polish households. Van Oord will transport and install the foundations for the wind turbines. This work should be completed in the summer of 2025.
Van Oord will start work on the Greater Changhua 2b and 4 wind projects that are being developed by Ørsted, 50 kilometers off the coast of Taiwan. These parks are expected to supply energy to approximately 1 million households in Taiwan. Van Oord will be laying cables on the seabed for this purpose. The job must also be completed in 2025.