Van Oord’s vessel installs the last pile for the new Eneco Luchterduinen wind farm
The final foundation for the new Eneco Luchterduinen wind farm was installed. Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel, the Aeolus, drove the last of a total of 44 piles into the seabed. The project is proceeding right on schedule, the company said in its press release.
Installation of the 43 wind turbines and the Offshore High Voltage Station will begin next spring. In addition, on 15 October operators began rolling out the power cable that will connect the new wind farm to shore. The cable is more than 25 kilometres long.
The new wind farm is being constructed 23 kilometres offshore, between the Dutch seaside towns of Noordwijk and Zandvoort. Van Oord is the main contractor for this EPC project, which is being carried out for joint venture partners Eneco and Mitsubishi Corporation.
Eneco Luchterduinen wind farm will be fully operational in late 2015 and deliver green energy to almost 150,000 households. It will therefore help the Netherlands meet the targets stipulated in its national Energy Agreement for Sustainable Growth.