To reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the British government has set an ambitious target: by 2020, 15% of all energy must be obtained from renewable sources. After completion in 2017, the Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm will be making a valuable contribution towards achieving this aim. Green power will then be supplied to 180,000 households, generated by this wind farm. Van Oord’s heavy lift vessel Svanen played a crucial role in the construction of the offshore wind farm.
The Danish energy company DONG Energy granted the assignment for the Burbo Bank Extension project installation work to Van Oord. At 8 km off the coast of Liverpool Bay, heavy lift installation vessel Svanen installed 32 monopiles and transition pieces. Just several weeks after the start of the work, Van Oord completed the project to the satisfaction of the client in July 2016.