Van Oord Offshore Wind Germany


Our contribution to a successful energy transition

Climate change is the greatest threat facing humanity today. With an overwhelming need to reduce CO2 emissions worldwide comes a rising demand for renewable energy sources. One key contributor to achieving climate change targets around the world is offshore wind.

With 20 years’ proven experience and an impressive track record in constructing offshore wind projects, Van Oord is leading the way in the transition towards renewable energy.

We completed offshore wind farm projects that deliver renewable energy to millions of households. With our safety standards, innovative solutions, our employees’ knowledge and expertise, and specialised offshore wind equipment, we are significantly contributing to making wind energy more competitive.

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Van Oord provides all-round solutions taking full responsibility for entire projects for our clients. Often delivering turnkey projects, including engineering, procurement and construction, we continue to successfully execute and complete projects. We focus on Balance of Plant contracts (BoP, all supporting components and auxiliary systems other than the wind turbines) and on Transport and Installation (T&I) projects. We also provide construction services such as scour protection and inter array cable installation.

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Van Oord’s extensive fleet of vessels is testimony to our Marine ingenuity. Our specialised offshore wind equipment keeps us competitive in the fast-growing offshore wind market. The award-winning Aeolus is purpose-built to transport and install foundations and offshore wind turbines and our cable-laying vessel, the Nexus, is specifically designed to anticipate challenging cable installation works. Our heavy lift installation vessel Svanen is the largest crane vessel in the world.

Our Offshore Wind Fleet


OIV Boreas

The most recent acquisition, mega jack-up vessel, is named Boreas After the Greek god of the northern wind (in Greek: "the Northern"). The name Boreas fits well with a vessel that will operate fully dedicated to the offshore wind industry.

OIV Aeolus

A major step was taken in the modification of Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel Aeolus. The new 1,600 tonnes crane was successfully installed onboard, making the vessel ready to handle the latest generation of foundations and turbines.

OIV MPI Adventure

was put into service in 2011 as the next generation of offshore installation and maintenance vessel. This makes the MPI Adventure suitable for the transport, lifting and installation of foundations and wind turbines.

OIV MPI Resolution

is the world’s first purpose-built vessel for installing offshore wind turbines, foundations and transitions pieces. The vessel is a unique combination of tested technologies applied in innovative ways for the offshore wind O&M market.

CLV Calypso

Our largest cable-laying vessel, Calypso, is equipped with large cranes for laying long and heavy offshore cables. Calypso has two cable carousels, giving it a total capacity of 8,000 tons. The double carousels make the ship very efficient for laying high-voltage direct current cables.

CLV Nexus

has a dead weight of 8,500 tonnes, a length of 120 metres, a beam of 28 metres and a DP-2 system (dynamic positioning). It is equipped with a cable carousel with a capacity of more than 5,000 tonnes and an offshore crane that will enable it to lay heavy and long export cables. On board 90 people can be accommodated.

HLV Svanen

Heavy lift vessel Svanen successfully installed more than 500 foundations and complements our installation capabilities..