Swedish energy company Vattenfall has awarded Van Oord a 4-year Operations & Maintenance (O&M) contract, with the option for one more year. The contract includes planned and unplanned maintenance campaigns for approximately 600 Vattenfall wind turbine generators (WTGs).
Working through its MPI Offshore organisation, Van Oord will provide jack-up and associated lifting services for main component exchanges across Vattenfall’s portfolio of offshore wind farms in Europe.
In 2018, this UK-based specialist in offshore wind installation became part of Van Oord. For several years now, MPI Offshore has delivered O&M services across Vattenfall’s entire portfolio of offshore wind farms in Europe. Offshore installation vessel MPI Resolution will be the main vessel executing the works.
15 GW by 2030
Vattenfall currently operates 10 offshore wind farms; in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands (Egmond aan Zee (OWEZ)), and the UK. During the contract period, its offshore portfolio will be extended to 622 turbines with a combined capacity of 2.6 GW. Vattenfall’s ambition is to operate 15 GW of commissioned offshore wind capacity by 2030.
In the Netherlands Vattenfall is building the 1,500 MW Hollandse Kust Zuid. The company was awarded the the right to build the wind farm in 2 separate tenders in 2018 and 2019. The wind farm will consist of 140 Siemens Gamesa 11 MW wind turbines. In 2023, the project, located approximately 22 km off the coast of the Zuid-Holland province, will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world.
The parties both have the option of extending the contract for another year.