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Boreas van OordVan Oord has been appointed as preferred supplier for the transport and installation of foundations for the 1.6  GW Nordseecluster wind project in Germany, a joint venture between RWE and Northland Power.
The cluster consists of four offshore wind farms in the German North Sea, 35 kilometres North of the island of Juist and 55 kilometres off the German Coast. The Nordseecluster will be constructed in two phases. Van Oord will install a total of 104 extended monopiles with a weight up to 1,750 tonnes, of which 44 foundations will be installed in 2025 and 60 more in 2027. Van Oord will deploy its new offshore installation vessel Boreas. The new 175-metre Boreas is purpose-built for the transport and installation of the next generation of foundations and turbines at offshore wind farms. It has a jacking system and can lift more than 3,000 tonnes. Four legs, each measuring 126 metres, allow the vessel to be jacked up and work in waters up to 70 metres deep. The vessel will be able to run on the future fuel methanol.
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