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Van Oord


Van Oord is a leading international contractor specialising in dredging, marine engineering and offshore projects (oil, gas and wind). 

Offshore oil & gas

Van Oord delivers ground-breaking projects in a challenging offshore market. The company's offshore oil and gas activities provide integrated solutions with a focus on the installation, stabilisation, and protection of offshore oil and gas infrastructure. Van Oord has led the market in subsea rock installation for more than thirty years. The company have managed to maintain that position by continuously challenging ourselves and improving our expertise.

Van Oord is a niche specialist in two services:

Subsea rock installation
Van Oord are market leader in the seabed intervention technique Subsea Rock Installation (SRI). Their fleet of flexible fallpipe vessels enables the company to stabilise and protect pipelines, cables, and other installations.

Offshore pipeline installation
The company provide integrated solutions for the installation of nearshore pipelines, cables, and offshore constructions.

Offshore wind

Van Oord furnish all-round solutions, often as turnkey projects including engineering, procurement, and construction in order to assume full responsibility for entire projects for their clients. The company 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.

The company aims to expand its current strong position in northwestern Europe. With their innovative solutions, Van Oord contribute significantly to making wind energy more competitive. 

With their specialised offshore wind equipment, Van Oord remain competitive in the fast-growing offshore wind market. The company’s offshore installation vessel Aeolus, which was designed in-house, is purpose-built to transport and install foundations and offshore wind turbines. Heavy lift installation vessel Svanen is the largest crane vessel in the world, with a lifting capacity of 8,000 tonnes. The Nexus, Van Oord’s first cable-laying vessel, is equipped with a deck layout that was designed and developed in-house to anticipate of future market requirements for challenging cable installation works.


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