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Ecowende and Van Oord to build the most ecological wind farm yet.

4C Offshore | Mark Casey
By: Mark Casey 08/09/2023 Van Oord
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Ecowende joins forces with Van Oord to build the most ecological wind farm yet. Ecowende and Van Oord will collaborate on the construction of the offshore wind farm on Hollandse Kust (west) lot VI.

This will be the most ecological wind farm yet, with minimal impact on the natural habitat of birds, bats and marine mammals, and with a thriving underwater world.

The aim is to enable the development of offshore wind farms with a net-positive impact in the near future.

The collaboration between the wind farm developer, a joint venture of Shell and Eneco, and Van Oord was announced today to mark the christening ceremony for Van Oord's new cable-laying vessel Calypso.

Contract signing will take place later this year.

As Ecowende's contractor, Van Oord will be responsible for transporting and installing the foundations. Van Oord will also design, procure and lay the connecting cables between the wind turbines.

Finally, Van Oord will be handling the transportation and installation of the wind turbines at sea.

Arnoud Kuis, managing director Van Oord Offshore Energy said: “The fact that Van Oord has been involved in the construction of all the wind farms in the Dutch North Sea means we have built up a wealth of knowledge over the years. We are happy to be working with the Ecowende consortium to bring all our experience on innovative, ecological, nature-enhancing measures to bear for Hollandse Kust West.“

“We are making huge strides to develop offshore wind in an environmentally responsible way. With Van Oord's years of experience in all facets of offshore wind farm construction, we are confident that Van Oord can work with us to meet this wonderful challenge,“ added Folkert Visser, CEO and Project Director at Ecowende
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For more information about offshore wind farm projects across the globe, click here.

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