Evelop and Van Oord to install offshore windfarmsNews // April 29, 2008
Evelop, part of the sustainable energy company Econcern, has signed a contract with dredging and marine contractor Van Oord that wil see the companies build four offshore windfarms in Western Europe.
The agreement covers the construction of the foundations and electrical equipment for the turbines.
The total investment involved in the contract amounts to approximately to Euros 1.5 billion.
The windfarms will have a total maximum capacity of 1,500MW, or enough to supply sustainable electricity to 1.5 million households.
The first project will be the 330MW Belwind project off the
coast of Belgium. The final investment decision is planned for mid-2008 and the project will start delivering electricity at the beginning of 2010.
Windfarms off the German coast — Gode Wind, OWP West and Albatros - are the next projects that the two companies will address.