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    Van Oord completes installation of Belwind monopiles

    Projects and Operations // February 22, 2010

    On 5 February Van Oord in The Netherlands installed the last of 56 monopiles on the Belwind offshore windfarm off the coast of Belgium.

    Van Oord transported the monopiles on board of coasters from Germany to the site storage in Zeebrugge, Belgium. The 56 transitions pieces were manufactured in Aalborg, Denmark and transported to Zeebrugge, Belgium.

    On 16 of February Van Oord successfully installed the last of 50 transition pieces using the jack-up JB 114.

    Van Oord will finalize the installation works beginning of March 2010.

    The installation of the 55 turbines will start in the second half March 2010, using a jack-up platform. Van Oord will be responsible for the marine operations. The wind turbine generators will be erected by Vestas.

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