The contract involves the installation fo 60 monopiles and transition-piece foundations. Van Oord will deploy its heavy lift installation vessel Svanen for the operation, which is planned for 2017.
Van Oord Offshore Wind Projects managing director Arnoud Kuis said: “The installation strategy is based on the proven feeder concept bringing foundation components floating to the Svanen at the installation site. This method has been optimized over recent years resulting in highly efficient installation cycles.”
The Svanen has already installed over 500 monopiles using this method.
The Arkona offshore wind project will be located more than 35km north of Rügen Island in Germany. It will have an installed capacity of 385MW and will be able to supply renewable energy to 400,000 households.
E.ON has responsibility for building and operating the wind farm. Energy company Statoil will have a 50% stake and be involved in the project from the start.